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RIC VII, LONDON [after 300], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [Dot over PLON] AND REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [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). Note also dot after rev. legend. Variant not mentioned in Cloke-Toone. Should be listed in RIC 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 2.96 g; diameter 20 mm. Ex Beast Coins. Coin sold on VAuctions sale 244 (lot 110) in April 2010 for $61.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski