7-656

RIC VII, LYONS [after 102], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H5 var.]

   

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., helmeted, cuir., spear across r. shoulder, holding horse by bridle with l. hand [H5 var.].

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; trophy; captive std. on ground on either side. A in left field, S in right field. PLG in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. Not attested for obv. legend 1 (p. 129). Similar to bust type H5 except for cuirass instead of drapery. Not listed in Bastien Lyon II. Coin should be listed after LYONS 102.

NOTES

Weight 2.88 g; diameter 22.5 mm. Coin sold on Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 95 (lot 165) in August 2004 for $654; sold on Compagnie Générale de Bourse auction Monnaies 27 (lot 412) in October 2006 for EUR 950.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Aureo & Calicó 270 Mail Coin Auction (lot 355) in September 2015 for EUR 320; sold on Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 196 (lot 264) for $500; weight 2.39 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski