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RIC VII, ANTIOCH [after 51], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE [L3 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., raising r. hand, globe in l. hand [L3 l.].

REVERSE

PRINCIPII-VVENTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; prince laur., in military dress, stg. r., cloak spread, transverse spear in r. hand, globe in l. hand. Star in left field. SMAN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE - L3 l.. RIC lists for this issue (with star in left field) only longer obv. legend with bust type B4. But cf. ANTIOCH 44. Coin should be listed after ANTIOCH 50.

See also:
ANTIOCH [after 50], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.44 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Genevensis auction 8 (lot 144) in November 2014 for CHF 12,000; sold on CNG auction 99 (lot 730) in May 2015 for $18,000.

Other specimens:

- from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18244529); weight 4.41 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski