6-1731

RIC VI, LUGDUNUM 173, CONSTANTIUS, BUST TYPE VARIETY [MM var.]

  

OBVERSE

VIRTVSCONSTANTINOBC [VIRTVS CONSTANTI NOB C]; bust l., laur., 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, A in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

BUST TYPE VARIETY. Bust type similar to MM except for laureate 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. 180, no. 170).

NOTES

Weight 9.92 g. Coin sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 43 (lot 419) in September 2017 for EUR 1,300.

Other specimens:

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate XVII, no. 170); weight 9.23 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate XXI, no. 222; officina letter is read as "B" but rather looks like distorted "A"); weight 7.99 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate XVII, no. 171; bust type marked E3* but helmet seems to be laureate); weight 8.58 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski