7-2472

RIC VII, LONDON [after 259], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [K5 l. var.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSIVNNC [CONSTANTINVS IVN N C]; bust l., rad., wearing trabea [K5 l. var.].

REVERSE

BEATTRA-NQLITAS [BEAT TRANQLITAS]; globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. F in left field, B in right field. PLON in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - K5 l. var. Not attested for obv. legend 7 (p. 113). Similar to bust type K5 l. except for the absence of eagle-tipped sceptre. Could be confused with LONDON 257 because diffrence between bust cuirassed and trabeate is often vague. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 90 about similar problem with busts K2 and K3. Not listed in Cloke-Toone. Should be listed in RIC after LONDON 259.

NOTES

Weight 3.00 g; diameter 20 mm. From Numismatik Naumann auction 18 (lot 935), June 2014.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Jean Elsen auction 118 (lot 290), September 2013; weight 2.85 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Münz Zentrum Rheinland auction 167 (lot 521), September 2013; weight 3.58 g; diameter 19 mm; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- specimen from London Ancient Coins auction 60 (lot 191), February 2017; weight 3.19 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in June 2016 for EUR 7.50; weight 3.10 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in August 2015 for EUR 12; weight 2.90 g [click for picture];

- specimen from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.13363); weight 2.95 g; diameter 18.5 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.205); weight 3.38 g [click for picture];

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1870,0601.12); weight 3.53 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski