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RIC VII, HERACLEA [after 60], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B2], OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur. (laurel wreath resemling pearl-diadem), looking upwards [B2].

REVERSE

DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG]; laurel wreath enclosing VOT/XX. Star in middle field. SMHΒ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B2. RIC lists for Constantine I only bust type B1 (p. 549). Note that this type probably represents transitional form and could be described also as unusual variation of B1, i.e. not looking upwards. But cf. regular example of HERACLEA 60. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 549. Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 60.

See also:
HERACLEA [after 60], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B2], OFFICINA A
HERACLEA [after 60], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B2], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in October 2008 for $114.

Other specimens:

- submitted by Nicola Tammaro; weight 3.16 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski