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

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIAI-VVENTVTIS [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 Bourton Hoard (The Scattered Hoard, no. 335). Listed in Cloke-Toone (8.11.013). Should be listed in RIC before LONDON 133.

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

NOTES

Weight 3.43 g; diameter 18 mm. Ex Bourton Hoard. Sold on CNG eAuction 495 (lot 452) in July 2021 for USD 550.

Other specimens:

- sold on St James's Auctions auction 56 (lot 72) in February 2022 for GBP 120 [click for picture];

- sold on Spink auction 8006 (lot 1221) in March 2008 for GBP 60 [lot of 3 coins] [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski