7-1038

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 135], CONSTANTINE I (?), UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTAN-TINVSPFAVG [D N CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCITVS [VIRTVS EXERCITVS]; soldier, helmeted, stg. l., looking r., holding reversed vertical spear, l. hand resting on shield. C•Δ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE. RIC lists obv. legend CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Also bust type with rosette-diadem and cuirassed is not attested in RIC VII. Note that it could be a portrait of Constantine II (see, particularly, late type of rosette-diadem and long hair on neck). In that case it is unlisted issue which should be placed after RIC VIII CONSTANTINOPLE 20, otherwise coin should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 135.

NOTES

Light miliarense. Weight 3.83 g. From Dimitry Markov Coins and Medals auction, November 2004.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski