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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [after 112], CONSTANS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4]

   

OBVERSE

FLCONSTANSNOBCAES [FL CONSTANS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir. [B4].

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-IVVE-NTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; prince stg. l. in military dress, holding vexillum with r. hand, long sceptre with l. hand; behind, two standards. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B4. RIC lists this type for Constans in "Addenda and Corrigenda" as CONSTANTINOPLE 112A (p. 719). Specimen described there (from Emona hoard) has the same obv. legend, but different bust type E8 [bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.] (p. 719). Coin should be listed after CONSTANTINOPLE 112.

See also:
CONSTANTINOPLE [after 112], CONSTANS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND REVERSE VARIETY

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.27 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on Leu Numismatik auction 2 (lot 326) in May 2018 for CHF 5,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 78 (lot 1161) in May 2014 for CHF 6,000; sold on Gadoury Monaco 2018, part I (lot 187) in November 2018 for EUR 3,600; weight 4.44 g [click for picture];

- sold on Künker auction 71 (lot 1458) in March 2002 for EUR 2,800; weight 4.41 g [click for picture];

- from Gorny & Mosch auction 125 (lot 587), October 2003; weight 4.48 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski