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RIC VII, LONDON 287, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSIVNNC [CONSTANTINVS IVN N C]; bust l., helmeted, cuir.

REVERSE

BEAT•TRA-N•QLITAS [BEAT • TRAN • QLITAS]; globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. PLON in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Specimen similar to LONDON 287 except for two dots in rev. legend. Cf. also footnote to LONDON 284 on p. 115: "4 in AH [Appleford Hoard] with rev. BEAT • TRAN • QLITAS". Probably the same variety. Note that these dots are very small and sometimes only one is visible. Not attested in Cloke-Toone.

NOTES

Weight 3.59 g; diameter 18 mm. From Roma Numismatics E-SALE 1 (lot 550), August 2013.

Other specimens:

- from the Charles Geddes Collection (the first dot hardly visible); weight 2.8 g; diameter 17.9-19.3 mm; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2012 for GBP 15.05 (first dot obliterated) [click for picture];

- from iNumis Mail Bid Sale 8 (Lot 309), March 2009 (the second dot not visible); weight 3.22 g; diameter 20 mm; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- from CGB auction, June 2004 (the first dot hardly visible); weight 3.47 g; diameter 18.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG site for $95 (the second dot hardly visible); weight 3.26 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from Gorny & Mosch auction 229 (lot 1923), March 2105; weight 2.96 g; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- from Timeline Originals (first dot obliterated); weight 2.99 g; diameter 19.36 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 5009) (first dot hardly visible) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski