6-1010

RIC VI, ROMA [after 371], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIIN-VI-[CTOCOMITI] [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys over l. shoulder, r. raised, l. holding globe close to body. Star in left field. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists only longer obv. legend: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG (p. 391). General note about this issue from p. 349: "[...] this issue [...] is also the last of the period. [...] Soli Invicto Comiti was probably struck [...] mainly in Constantine's name, included rare varieties for Maximinus. [...] the coins are scarce. The issue, which was comparatively small, falls in the first half of 313". Note crude style and lettering which suggest that this specimen could be an ancient imitation. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 388-390. Coin should be listed after ROMA 371.

NOTES

Weight 4.48 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2011 for $5.26.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski