6-401

RIC VI, ROMA [after 325], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir [E].

REVERSE

SOLIINV-I-CTOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys over l. shoulder, r. raised, l. holding globe close to body. RS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - E. Not attested for obv. legend 1a (p. 389). General note about this issue from p. 348-9: "[Also common] was Soli Invicto Comiti, in different versions, of which three are primary and often very common: produced from all four officinae [...] The whole issue, in which the four officinae seem to be fairly evenly used throughout, falls late in 312 and early 313". See: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 388-390. Coin should be listed after ROMA 325.

NOTES

Weight 4.98 g; diameter 23.2 mm. Coin sold on VCoins in May 2006 for $75 [thanks to the collaboration of Armin Scholz].

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in September 2011 for $67; now in Brent Upchurch's collection; note chlamys flying; weight 4.87 g; rev. legend breaks I-C-T [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in March 2014 for EUR 8.61; weight 5.10 g; diameter 20 mm; rev. legend breaks V-IC-T [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in February 2015 for EUR 11.01; note chlamys flying; weight 5.30 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from www.colleconline.com (coll. Trajan); weight 5.12 g; diameter 23 mm; rev. legend breaks I-C-T [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski