7-819

RIC VII, LONDON [after 119], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5] AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5].

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. S over star in left field, P in right field. PL:N in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5] AND MINTMARK VARIETY. Bust type not attested for obv. legend 1a (p. 104). Note two dots in m.m. In footnote to LONDON 123 on p. 104 Bruun mentions similar variety but records m.m. as a defective PLON ("The m.m. is really PL:N, the 2 dots being what remains of an original O in PLON. The other letters are quite distinct. A slight shadow to the left of the dots could be interpreted as the left side of O"). The present author definitely rejects such speculations: there are undoubtedly just two dots (sometimes one of them could be worn). Listed in Cloke-Toone as a minor variant (8.10.004 (2)).

Note also that there is an error in RIC: cross in left field instead of star (see: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 104). Coin should be listed after LONDON 119.

See also:
LONDON 120, CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON [before 121], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 121, CRISPUS, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 123, CONSTANTINE II, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

NOTES

Weight 3.16 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.84).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Lee Toone's collection (note star in l. field which resembles cross); plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 3,18 g; diameter 19.69-19.72 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski