7-459

RIC VII, AQUILEIA 4, CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIINV-I-CTOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol rad., stg. l., raising r. hand, globe turned inwards in l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder. AQP in exergue.

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REVERSE VARIETY. Specimen similar to AQUILEIA 4 except for Sol holding globe turned inwards instead of holding globe up. Also sometimes Sol's chlamys is hanging from l. shoulder instead of flying out. See footnote 4 on p. 393: "in V [Vienna] 1 with rev. showing chlamys falling down from shoulder; in L [London] and Mun [Munich] 1 each with similar chlamys and Sol holding globe close to body. Kent 'Pattern', nos. 744-5, probably wants to make this distinction although he records 2 Sol types with exactly the same rev. description". Coins from London and Munich are probably identical with the specimen shown here. Description in Kent reads as follows: "standing l., globe outward" (p. 59). For no. 745 it should be "globe inward".

NOTES

Weight 3.02 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on eBay in August 2017 for EUR 28.50.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in April 2007 for EUR 13.50; now in Armin Scholz's collection; weight 3.08 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, December 2017 (chlamys flying); weight 3.00 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, December 2017 (chlamys flying); weight 3.25 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Nemesis Ancients & Antiquities); weight 3.00 g; diameter 21 mm; rev. legend breaks I-C-T [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Armin Scholz];

- sold on eBay in August 2010 for $8.50 (chlamys flying); weight 2.4 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from CGB Monnaies 34 (lot 932), April 2008 (chlamys flying); weight 2.76 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2017 for GBP 26; weight 2.80 g; diameter 21 mm; rev. legend breaks I-C-T [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2017 for GBP 35 (chlamys flying); weight 3.75 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2017 for GBP 34 (chlamys flying); weight 3.60 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


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