7-629

RIC VII, ARLES [before 341], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. front, looking at each other; each holds spear and rests hand on shield; between them, two standards. PCONST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this issue only shorter obv. legend: CONSTANTINVS AVG (without MAX) (p. 270). However, Bruun in footnote 341 on p. 270 mentions that "A. Alföldi (NaH 191) records a coin of this m.m. with the obv. legend CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. His reference to Maurice suggests that he has recorded the m.m. wrongly". Attested in Ermsdorf hoard (FMRL I, no. 860; p. 254 and plate XIV). Should be listed before ARLES 341.

NOTES

Weight 1.30 g (sic!); diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2008 for EUR 15.

Other specimens:

- from Ermsdorf hoard [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 51879) [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 7878); weight 2.29 g; diameter 17-17.5 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 6502); weight 2.46 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski