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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 284, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [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. RIC describes Sol's chlamys as "draped over l. shoulder", not draped and hanging behind (with exception for LONDINIUM 286; see footnote 3 on p. 140). Listed in Huvelin (no. 198-198b). Note that Huvelin does not list this obverse with reverse described in RIC. However, lists Sol standing left, with chlamys draped over l. shoulder and hanging behind (see example of Huvelin, plate 15, no. 198c).

It is unclear whether description of Sol from this issue "or facing, head l." means the same as "or stg. r., head l." (probably not, according to footnote 2 on p. 140). It is also unclear whether the description "chlamys spread" (see: footnote 3 on p. 140 to LONDINIUM 286) means the same as "chlamys hanging behind". This issue obviously needs a thorough rearrangement, but the present author decided to point out the major inconsistencies in RIC. See also: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 140. Listed in Cloke-Toone (7.14.003).

See also:
LONDINIUM 279, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY
LONDINIUM 281, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY
LONDINIUM 286, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY
LONDINIUM 287, CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 4.50 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2008 for $133.50.

Other specimens:

- specimen from VCoins (Lodge Antiquities; weight 4.40 g; diameter 23.58 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 15, no. 198); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3688 [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 15, no. 198a); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3690 [click for picture];

- specimen from Huvelin (plate 15, no. 198b); Boursies hoard, no. 289; rev. legend break V-I-C [click for picture];

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; rev. legend break V-I-C [click for picture];

- specimen from Ancients.info; Lee Toone's collection [click for picture];

- specimen from TETRARCHY.COM; weight 4.35 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Beast Coins; weight 4.57 g; diameter 22-23 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.46; weight 3.16 g (sic!) [click for picture];

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1927,0616.183); weight 4.438 g [click for picture];

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.45); weight 4.39 g; rev. legend break V-IC-T [click for picture];

- specimen from Phil Edmonds' collection; weight 4.08 g; diameter 23 mm; rev. legend break I-C [click for picture];

- specimen from Beast Coins; weight 5.46 g; diameter 21-22 mm; rev. legend break V-I-C [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in April 2010 for $64.99 [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in May 2010 for $8.86; sold again on eBay in June 2010 for $38.25; weight 3.90 g; diameter 22.66 mm; rev. legend break V-I-C [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Art Coins Roma auction in December 2013 for EUR 29; weight 5.21 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Mariusz Graczyk's collection; weight 4.24 g; diameter 21-22 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Mariusz Graczyk's collection; weight 3.99 g; diameter 20-24 mm; rev. legend break V-I-C [click for picture];

- specimen sold on CNG eAuction 359 (lot 367) in September 2015 for $45; weight 4.05 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 (lot 1493), May 2017; weight 4.22 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from eBay, September 2017; weight 4.27 g; diameter 22.24 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski