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RIC VII, LONDON 123, CONSTANTINE II, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

  

OBVERSE

FLCLCONSTANTINVSIVNNC [FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., seen from back.

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 123 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 (8.10.012 (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 120, CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON [before 121], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 121, CRISPUS, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

NOTES

Weight 2.64 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in January 2014 for EUR 15.28 [Thanks to the collaboration of Mariusz Graczyk].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski