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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). Coins with such m.m. are not listed in RIC as a separate issue. However, dot in arch is mentioned in footnotes 293 and 296 on p. 116 (for Constantine's I and Constantine's II coins). The relatively large number of known specimens suggests, that dot is not an accidental die crack or an engraver's error. On the other hand, dot above arch is probably a centering mark (see example of LONDON 293 with dot above arch). Coin should be listed after LONDON 300.

See also:
LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON]
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 Classical Numismatic Group, 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 Compagnie Générale de Bourse; weight 3.32 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski