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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 279, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY AND CORRECTION

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY AND CORRECTION. Specimen similar to LONDINIUM 279 except for Sol stg. right in chlamys draped over l. shoulder and hanging behind instead of Sol stg. left in chlamys draped over l. shoulder only. Note also that LONDINIUM 279 belongs to this part of Group IV which was minted to new 1/96 libra standard (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 140) and this specimen is clearly heavier and bigger.

Not listed in Huvelin. Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.14.001; this coin) as corrected LONDINIUM 279. Should be listed in RIC as an intermediate variant of LONDINIUM 279 or before LONDINIUM 284.

NOTES

Weight 4.39 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 204 (lot 272) in February 2009 for $190.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski