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RIC VII, LONDON [before 133], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PRINCIPIA-IVVENTVTIS [PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS]; prince, helmeted, in military dress, stg. r., cloak spread, leaning on reversed vertical spear, hand resting on shield. Crescent in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue for for Crispus and Constantine II [LONDON 133-136] (p. 105). For Constantine I another variant of reverse is attested: emperor holding transverse spear and globe. Listed in Cloke-Toone (8.11.015). Should be listed in RIC before LONDON 133.

See also:
LONDON [before 133], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER (obv. legend 1a)

NOTES

Weight 3.15 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 215 (lot 497) in July 2009 for $247.

Other specimens:

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.87); plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 3.15 g; rev. legend break I-V; note CONSTANTINVV (sic!) in obv. legend [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski