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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [before 250], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B] [OR CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., seen from rear [B].

REVERSE

CONCORDIA-PERPETDDNN [CONCORDIA PERPET DD NN]; two emperors stg. facing each other, clasping r. hands and leaning l. on scpetre. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B. Not attested for this type and obv. legend 3a (p. 261). But note that LUGDUNUM 250 probably does not exist: see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 261. Note also that there is a problem with busts seen from rear: see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, BUST TYPES SEEN FROM REAR. Listed in Bastien Lyon I (p. 239, no. 490) and identified with LUGDUNUM 250. Could be listed before LUGDUNUM 250.

NOTES

Weight 6.91 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.1180). Probably this example shown in Bastien Lyon I, plate LIV, no. 490a.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on London Ancient Coins auction in October 2013 for GBP 410; weight 5.73 g; diameter 28 mm; rev. legend breaks A-PE-R [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon I, plate LIV, no. 490b; weight 6.22 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski