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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [after 112], CONSTANS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND REVERSE VARIETY

   

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, one standard. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4] AND REVERSE VARIETY. 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. Note also rev. variety: one standard behind prince instead of two (cf. CONSTANTINOPLE 109). Coin should be listed after CONSTANTINOPLE 112.

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

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.20 g; diameter 21 mm. From: David Berthod, Christophe Oliva, "Six monnaies romaines inÚdites", OMNI, no. 2, December 2010, p. 27.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski