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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [before 173], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE VARIETY [MM var.]

  

OBVERSE

VIRTVSCONSTANTINOBCS [VIRTVS CONSTANTI NOB CS]; bust l., rad., helm., cuir., sceptre over r. shoulder, shield on l. arm [MM var.].

REVERSE

GENIOPOP-VLIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. Altar in left field, B in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE VARIETY. Obv. legend similar to 3e except for ...NOB CS instead of ...NOB C. Bust type similar to MM except for radiate helmet. Note that for this issue RIC does not distinguish plain helmet from laureate helmet or radiate helmet. However, this difference is mentioned in footnotes (cf. footnote 6 and 12 on p. 250 or footnote 3 on p. 251). Listed in Bastien Lyon I (p. 187, no. 220). Coin should be listed before LUGDUNUM 173.

NOTES

Weight 11.28 g; diameter 27 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1984.146.352). Plate coin in Bastien Lyon I (plate XXI, no. 220b)

Other specimens:

- from Tkalec Auction May 2006 (lot 243); weight 10.77 g; diameter 29 mm [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate XXI, no. 220a); weight 10.17 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski