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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [before 312], CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol advancing l., chlamys flying, r. raised, l. holding globe. F in left field, T in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. RIC lists for this issue only type with Sol stg. (cf. LUGDUNUM 310) and type with Sol advancing l. but holding whip instead of globe (LUGDUNUM 312). General note from p. 240: "This issue, of moderate size, shows coins of reduced weight in the name of Constantine only. [...] The emphatic appearance of Soli Invicto Comiti indicates the continuation of this issue into 310, i.e. after Constantine's 'vision' in the earlier part of that year. Date, c. 309-10". In the present writer's opinion at least part of Soli Invicto issue was produced after reopening Lugdunum mint in 313. Note that the presence of cuirass could be sometimes disputable. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, BUST TYPES SEEN FROM REAR. Listed in Bastien Lyon I (no. 529). Coin should be listed before LUGDUNUM 312.

See also:
LUGDUNUM [before 312], CONSTANTINE, REVERSE VARIETY AND DIE CRACK

NOTES

Weight 4.35 g; diameter 23.5 mm. Coin sold on CGB auction in October 2006 for EUR 195.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on CNG e-Auction 227 (lot 528) in February 2010 for $68; weight 4.50 g; diameter 23 mm; reverse legend break I-C [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in May 2007 for $18.42; now in Martin Griffiths' collection; weight 3.58 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on CNG e-Auction 261 (lot 311) in August 2011 for $50; weight 4.11 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the Nicola Tammaro Collection; weight 4.31 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in March 2014 for GBP 46.09 [lot of 6 coins] [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Mariusz Graczyk];

- specimen offered on eBay in February 2015 [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon I (plate LX, no. 529a); weight 3.83 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon I (plate LX, no. 529b); weight 4.19 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon I (plate LX, no. 529c); weight 4.00 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in June 2016 for $25; weight 3.72 g; diameter 23-24 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in June 2017 for EUR 22; weight 4.70 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski