6-1705

RIC VI, ROME [after 323c], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA P

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIINV-I-CTOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol rad., stg. l. in long robe, cloak flying under l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. Not attested for Rome. Significantly different from ROME 323a with Sol stg. l. and wearing chlamys. Sol in long robe, with shorter rev legend SOLI INVICTO, was minted in Eastern mints in 312-313 (cf. NICOMEDIA 77c, CYZICUS [after 92] or ANTIOCHIA 167c). Coin should be probably listed after ROMA 323c. Note, however, that this type could belong to RIC VII (cf. ROME 57, REVERSE VARIETY).

See also:
ROME 323a, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA S

NOTES

Weight 4.40 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2017 for GBP 270.

Other specimens:

- from: Dr. Wendelin Kellner, "Ungewöhnliche und irreguläre Römermünzen. 16. Teil: Constantinische Zeit (I)", Money Trend 2011, no. 6, p. 193, no. 24; weight 3.79 g; diameter 17.9-18.1 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski