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RIC VII, LONDON 120, CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSPAVG [CONSTANTINVS P AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. S over star in left field, P in right field. PL:N in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to LONDON 120 except for two dots in m.m. In footnote to LONDON 123 on p. 104 Bruun mentions similar variety but records m.m. as a defective PLON ("The m.m. is really PL:N, the 2 dots being what remains of an original O in PLON. The other letters are quite distinct. A slight shadow to the left of the dots could be interpreted as the left side of O"). The present author definitely rejects such speculations: there are undoubtedly just two dots (sometimes one of them could be worn). Listed in Cloke-Toone as a minor variant (8.10.006 (2)).

Note also that there is an error in RIC: cross in left field instead of star (see: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 104).

See also:
LONDON [after 119], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON [before 121], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 121, CRISPUS, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 123, CONSTANTINE II, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

NOTES

Weight 3.65 g; diameter 19 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. Sold on CNG eAuction 268 (lot 404) in November 2011 for $80.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Ancients.info; 4vgvstvs' collection [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Art Coins Roma auction in December 2012 for EUR 160; weight 3.66 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski