6-924

RIC VI, LONDINIUM 175, CONSTANTINE, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

C-ONSTANTINVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust l., laur., cuir., r. holding spear forward, shield on l. arm [Y].

REVERSE

COMITI-AVGGNN [COMITI AVGG NN]; Sol stg. l., chlamys falling from l. shoulder, r. holding up globe, l. whip. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. RIC lists LONDINIUM 175 with bust type W (draped only) which does not exist for this issue. The bust is in fact bust type X (cuirassed only). For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Huvelin (no. 48-48a) but split into two variants: cuirassed only and cuirassed and draped. Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.03.029 and 7.03.031) in the same way. Note that alleged drapery seen on some specimens could be regarded as balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend the sword or to support the shield. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134 and CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 135.

NOTES

Weight 4.4 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2014 for EUR 171. Now in Brent Upchurch's collection.

Other specimens:

- from Huvelin (plate 7, no. 48a); cited after Lafaurie 1966 (no. 47) [click for picture];

- from Huvelin (plate 7, no. 48); Boursies hoard, no. 343; obv. legend break O-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski