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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 128], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED LEGENDS AND BUST TYPE [FORGERY]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust r., laur, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVSCAESAR [CONSTANTIVS CAESAR]; Victory advancing l., holding wreath, palm branch. CONSΙΑ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED LEGENDS AND BUST TYPE - B4. Obverse similar to CONSTANTINOPLE 130 but not attested in RIC for this rev. type. Also rev. legend is not attested. But note that this coin is a modern forgery from infamous Bulgarian Lipanoff Studio. See: Ilya Prokopov, Contemporary Coin Engravers and Coin Masters From Bulgaria. "Lipanoff" Studio, Sofia 2004, p. 83, plate 141.

NOTES

Siliqua. Weight 3.0 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on eBay (Numismatik Lanz) in November 2013 for EUR 202.96.

Other specimens:

- the same type in gold (?) sold on eBay in March 2019 for EUR 521; weight 4.49 g; diameter 21-22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski