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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 239, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

C-ONSTANTINVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust l., laur., helm., dr. (?), cuir., r. holding spear forward, shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys draped over l. shoulder and hanging behind, r. raised, l. holding up globe. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. RIC describes Sol's chlamys as "draped over l. shoulder", not draped and hanging behind. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 137. Note also that LONDINIUM 238 with bust AA (helmet without laurel wreath) is in fact misattributed LONDINIUM 239 (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 137). Listed in Huvelin (no. 151). Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.08.008). Huvelin and Cloke-Toone describe bust as cuirassed and draped, but the drapery could be in fact balteus, shoulder belt used to suspend the sword or to support the shield.

NOTES

Weight 4.90 g; diameter 24 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. From CNG Coinshop (no. 734542), sold for $195.

Other specimens:

- from eBay, February 2018; weight 4.01 g; diameter 22.71 mm [click for picture].

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1927,0616.195); weight 4.438 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski