7-896

RIC VII, ARLES [after 146], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., laur., cuir., spear across r. shoulder, shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

SOLIINV-I-CTOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, globe in l. hand, raising r. C in left field, S in right field. QARL in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this issue only longer obv. legend: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. However, in footnote 144 on p. 248 Bruun mentions specimen from Vienna with "obv. IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG" and the same bust type - G5 l. Note that bust type G5 l. is attested for rev. with Sol stg. r. [ARLES 152], but with standard long obv. legend (erroneously?). Coin should be listed after ARLES 146.

NOTES

Weight 3.02 g; diameter 21 mm. From CGB Numishop (brm_339388).

Other specimens:

- from VCoins (Athena); weight 2.48 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 51757) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2017 for GBP 216; weight 3.38 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2010 for $75.80 (m.m. illegible but coin apparently belongs to the same issue); diameter 18-20 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski