6-727

RIC VI, ROMA [after 296b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, l. holding globe, r. eagle-tipped sceptre.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. r., head l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND REVERSE VARIETY. RIC lists this issue with Genius stg. l. only (but cf. footnote 1 on p. 386: "Voetter discriminates between Genius stg. l. and stg. facing. head l.: conceivably separate sub-issue are involved"). Also consular bust type is not attested for Group V. Coin should be listed after ROMA 296b.

NOTES

Weight 4.34 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold Compagnie Générale de Bourse auction in January 2006 for EUR 450.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski