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RIC VII, CYZICUS [before 76], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE E8

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers helmeted, stg. facing one another, spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield set on ground; between them, two standards. SMKΔ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists only longer obv. legend CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. But see footnote 78 on p. 655: "In RV [Rome, Biblioteca Vaticana] an interesting off. Γ, obv. legend CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, of regular appearance. Dattari records a similar coin, but with bust B4 and an of. Δ, bust E8, though details of diadem are unknown". Coin should be listed before CYZICUS 76.

See also:
CYZICUS [before 76], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B4

NOTES

Weight 2.97 g; diameter 17-18 mm. From Beast Coins.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski