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RIC VII, LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANT-INVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above, varying number of stone layers. Dot in arch. PLON in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen similar to LONDON 293 except for dot over PLON (in arch). Variant mentioned in footnotes 293 and 296 on p. 116 (for Constantine's I and Constantine's II coins). Relatively large number of known specimens suggests a separate issue or at least sub-issue. But note that dot above arch is probably a centering mark (see example of LONDON 293 with dot above arch). Listed in Cloke-Toone as a minor variant together with LONDON 293 (10.02.001). Should be listed in RIC after LONDON 300.

See also:
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON] AND REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON]
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON] AND REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY
LONDON [after 300], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON]
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON]
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON] AND REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON]
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON], BUST TYPE B4
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON], BUST TYPE B4 l.

NOTES

Weight 3.30 g; diameter 19-21 mm. From Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor.

Other specimens:

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 3.108 g; diameter 18.9 mm; obv. legend break N-T [click for picture];

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 3.165 g; diameter 19.9 mm; obv. legend break N-T [click for picture];

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 3.167 g; diameter 20.5 mm (flat strike) [click for picture];

- specimen from CNG, auction XXXIII (lot 1084), March 1995; weight 3.33 g; obv. legend break N-T [click for picture];

- specimen from Peatstuff (it is unclear if there is also the second dot after rev. legend); weight 2.53 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture]'

- specimen from CGB; weight 3.32 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski