6-1386

RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [after 236], CONSTANTINE, UUNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-IVVE-NTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; Prince stg. facing, head l., in military dress, holding standard in each hand. N in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine as Augustus (LUGDUNUM 244-245; p. 260). This specimen proves that it was started earlier, before Constantine's elevation. See also footnote 5 on p. 258: "Maur. ii, p. 79, erroneously attributes to the Caesars fuller -NOB C legend". Possibly Maurice have seen this type. Listed in Bastien Lyon I (p. 232, no. 452). Coin should be listed in RIC before LUGDUNUM 236.

NOTES

Weight 7.24 g; diameter 26 mm. Sold on London Coin Galleries auction 4, session 1 (lot 120) in June 2017 for GBP 170; sold on Leu Numismatik auction 4 (lot 741) in May 2019 for CHF 460.

Other specimens:

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate L, no. 452b); weight 6.75 g [click for picture].

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate L, no. 452a); weight 6.70 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski