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RIC VII, LONDON [before 261], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [K2]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANT-INVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir., eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand [K2].

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - K2. Not attested for obv. legend 1a (p. 114). Note that the difference between bust types K2 and K3 is sometimes not obvious. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 90). Listed in Cloke-Toone - Addenda (9.05.000.5). Should be listed in RIC before LONDON 261.

NOTES

Weight 2.67 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1992,0613.1).

Other specimens:

- specimen from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 21117); weight 2.66 g; diameter 18 mm; obv. legend break N-T [click for picture];

- specimen from Cloke-Toone - Addenda; weight 2.91 g; diameter 21.5 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in October 2017 for GBP 20 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski