7-1030

RIC VII, LONDON [after 237], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [G12 l.] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI[NVSI]VNNC [CONSTANTINVS IVN N C]; bust l., laur., cuir., decorated shield on l. arm, holding horse by bridle with r. hand [G12 l.].

REVERSE

BEATATRAN-QVILLITAS [BEATA TRANQVILLITAS]; globe on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. PLON in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - G12 l.. Not attested for obv. legend 7 (p. 112). But probably an ancient imitation. See: Adrian Marsden, The Last Two Constantinian Altar Issues from London and Their Placement, Together with Several New Types For The Series, "Numismatic Circular", 2012 April, p. 16, figure 29. Also regarded as an ancient imitation in Cloke-Toone (p. 260). Could be noted after LONDON 237.

NOTES

Weight 1.80 g (sic!). From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1975,1008.4).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor; weight 1.70 g (sic!) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski