6-2304

RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [before 260], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFVCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C F V CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., seen from rear.

REVERSE

MARTIPATRIPROPVGNATORI [MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI]; Mars, naked, advancing r., r. holding transverse spear, l. shield. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Not attested in RIC VI. But cf. legends IMP C(aesar) FL(avius) VAL(erius)... which were in use in Eastern mints. See: Vincent Drost, "Une titulature inÚdite pour Constantin Ier à Lyon en 308", BSFN 2006, no. 2, p. 31-34. Coin should be listed before LUGDUNUM 260.

NOTES

Weight 6.42 g. From Drost's paper cited above (p. 33, no. 1). See also Mont-Saint-Sulpice Hoard (p. 66, no. 820; plate 17, no. 820).

Other specimens:

- from Drost's paper cited above (p. 33, no. 2); see also Mont-Saint-Sulpice Hoard (p. 66, no. 821; plate 17, no. 821); weight 7.96 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski