7-2259

RIC VII, LONDON [after 101], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b] AND ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG] [1b]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

CLARITASREIPVBLICE [CLARITAS REIPVBLICE (sic!)]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. S in left field, P in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b] AND ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Obv. legend not attested for this type. Note also ...REIPVBLICE in rev. legend instead of REIPVBLICAE. See footnote to LONDON 101 on p. 103: "In Mun, a rev legend CLARITAS REIPVBLICE (sic), unless the latter part of last A and the entire E have been obliterated, which appears unlikely in the light of the condition of the coin". Error is present on coins from different dies so it could be a permanent mistake done by a poorly literate engraver. Listed in Cloke-Toone as a minor variant (8.09.002 (2)). Should be listed in RIC after LONDON 101.

See also:
LONDON 102, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, ENGRAVER'S ERROR
LONDON 103, CRISPUS, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

NOTES

Weight 3.01 g; diameter 18.2-18.3 mm. From Spink auction 15007 (lot 672), December 2015; ex Toone collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski