7-1323

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [after 25], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E3]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; head r. with pearl-diadem [E3].

REVERSE

LIBERT-A-S-PVBLICA [LIBERTAS PVBLICA]; Victory stg. l. on galley, wreath in both hands. Є in left field. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - E3. RIC lists for this reverse only two bust types: B1, head r., laur. [CONSTANTINOPLE 18, off. B] and E2, head r. with rosette-diadem [CONSTANTINOPLE 25, off. B and CONSTANTINOPLE 25, off. Є] (p. 572-573). This specimen apparently belongs to the second issue. The diadem could be regarded as an artless rosette-diadem but cf. Bruun's note: "On V. [Vienna] coin of off. B (out of four) with double pearl diadem" (p. 573). Coin should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 22.

NOTES

Weight 3.14 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2012 for $93.51.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski