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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 for Constans similar type in "Addenda and Corrigenda" (p. 719) as CONSTANTINOPLE 112A (from Emona Hoard), but with different bust: E8 instead of E4 (i.e. with rosette-diadem instead od laurel wreath). But note that it could be a slip in description. Coin should be listed after CONSTANTINOPLE 112.

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

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.55 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 114 (lot 897) in May 2019 for CHF 3,700.

Other specimens:

- sold on Leu Numismatik auction 2 (lot 326) in May 2018 for CHF 5,000; weight 4.27 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- 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