7-1626

RIC VII, LYONS [after 100], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER

   

OBVERSE

DN[CONS]TANTINOIVNNC [D N CONSTANTINO IVN N C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTRORVM [CAESARVM NOSTRORVM]; around VO/TIS/V in three lines; m.m. below exergual line. PL in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine I and Crispus (p. 128). Listed in Bastien Lyon II (p. 143, no. 40a) but erroneously attributed to the previous issue with m.m. which follows line of circular inscription. In footnote 3 on p. 143 Bastien claims that there are dots in m.m., but admits that attribution to the issue with PL mark is also possible ("La marque du nummus no 40a est mal lisible mais il semble que les trois points existent, se qui est peu visible sur la photographie. S'il s'agit d'une marque PL, nous avons là un exemplaire nouveau à classer dans l'émission précédente après le no 32."). In the present author's opinion, the basic difference between these two issues is exergual line which is undoubtedly visible on this specimen. Coin should be listed after LYONS 100.

NOTES

Weight 2.78 g. From Bastien Lyon II, plate III, no. 40a [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski