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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 281, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY AND CORRECTION

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIINV-I-CTOCOMITI [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 281 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 281 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 (7.14.002; this coin) as corrected LONDINIUM 281. Should be listed in RIC as an intermediate variant of LONDINIUM 291 or before LONDINIUM 284.

NOTES

Weight 4.24 g; diameter 22.50-23.61 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. Picture FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by hooverman.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski