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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM 174, CONSTANTIUS, BUST TYPE VARIETY [NN var.]

  

OBVERSE

VIRTVSCONSTANTINOBC [VIRTVS CONSTANTI NOB C]; bust l., laur., helm., cuir., spear over r. shoulder, shield on l. arm [NN 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, B in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

BUST TYPE VARIETY. Bust type similar to NN 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. 187, no. 221). Note, however, that variety with non-laureate helmet may not exist. Also officina A is not attested yet.

NOTES

Ex Dattari. Coin sold on Jesús Vico auction 147 - Room Auction (lot 313) in March 2017 for EUR 1,350.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.1095); weight 11.50; rev. legend break V-L [click for picture];

- sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 – Part 2 (lot 1371) in February 2019 for CHF 160; now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 8.47 g; diameter 28 mm; rev. legend break V-L [click for picture];

- sold on Triton XIII (lot 371) in Januaru 2010 for $500; weight 8.57 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate XXI, no. 221b); weight 8.26 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate XXI, no. 221c); weight 9.77 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski