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RIC VII, LONDON [before 236], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D2] AND LEGENDS

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., helmeted, cuir. [D2].

REVERSE

BEATATR-NQVILTAS [BEATA TRNQVILTAS (sic!)]; globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. PLON in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D2] AND LEGENDS. RIC lists for Constantine II only short obv. legend ["N C" instead of "NOB C"] and bust types C3 l. and D2 l. (p. 112). Bust type D2 and obv. legend with "NOB C" are attested for later issues with BEAT TRANQLITAS rev. legend [LONDON 286 and LONDON 282-283]. Portrait style is excellent but note strange rev. legend BEATA TRNQVILTAS, expected on imitative coin (but see footnote 284 on p. 115). Coin should be listed before LONDON 236.

NOTES

Weight 4.15 g (sic!); diameter 18.5 mm. Coin from Compagnie Générale de Bourse.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski