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RIC VII, LONDON [after 131], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [7c]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNC [CONSTANTINVS IVN N C] [7c]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., seen from back.

REVERSE

CLARITASREIPVBLICAE [CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. Crescent in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this type only longer obv. legend 7b (p. 105). Coin probably listed in Bourton Hoard as no. 1468. According to description, no. 1468 has Soli... reverse and is not listed in RIC, but such combination (with Soli instead of Claritas) matches LONDON 147. Listed in Cloke-Toone (8.11.011). Should be listed in RIC after LONDON 131.

NOTES

Weight 3.65 g; diameter 18.8-19.8 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. From Spink auction 15007 (lot 675), December 2015. Ex Toone collection.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in January 2008 for $78.51; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from WILDWINDS; contributed by Chris Scarlioli; weight 3.26 g; diameter 19 mm; rev. legend break R-E [click for picture];

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Noviomagus; weight 3.20 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski