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RIC VI, ROMA [after 374], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIINV-I-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 TYPE - E. RIC lists only bust type C (p. 392). 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". See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 388-390. Coin should be listed after ROMA 374.

NOTES

Weight 3.80 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on eBay in October 2006 for $33.87.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski