6-2257

RIC VI, LONDINIUM 82, CONSTANTINE, [CONFIRMATION]

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTINVSNOBC [FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

ADVEN-TVSAVGG [ADENTVS AVGG]; Prince riding l., raising r.; captive under horse. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CONFIRMATION]. RIC lists unique cast from Vienna with remark: "Constantine's Adventvs Avgg, known only from a cast, needs confirmation; if authentic, its meaning is not clear" (p. 118). The description of rev. should be supplemented: Prince in military dress, paludamentum flying, probably helmeted, holding in l. short sceptre. Listed in Cloke-Toone (5.03.005).

NOTES

Weight 6.91 g; diameter 24.7 mm. Listed in Portable Antiquities Scheme database (ID: BH-716546). Now in Ben Bridgwater's collection.

Other specimens:

- from Art Coins Roma (Bertolami Fine Arts) auction 5 (lot 776, LC 5), May 2012; now in Lee Toone's collection; plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 5.92 g; diameter 25.54-26.91 mm [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1983,0605.1); weight 6.612 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski