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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 217, CONSTANTINE, [CONFIRMATION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust l., laur., helm., cuir., spear over r. shoulder, shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIV-VENTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; Prince stg. facing, head l., in military dress, holding standard in each hand. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CONFIRMATION]. RIC gives for LONDINIUM 217 bust type BB (which is exactly the bust type of the presented specimen) but cites example from Paris with comment in footnote 2 on p. 137: "Seen from rear: perhaps no spear over shoulder". For this bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134. Listed in Huvelin (p. 42, no. 111A; Upton-House Hoard no. 33 but not illustrated). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.06.009; the same example from Upton-House and also not illustrated) with note that example from Paris cited in RIC was not to be found.

NOTES

Weight 4.72 g; diameter 23 mm. Sold on Bertolami Fine Arts E-Live Auction 50 (lot 768) in December 2017 for GBP 160.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski