7-2576

RIC VII, LYONS [after 143], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVS•IVN•COS•II [CONSTANTINVS • IVN • COS • II]; bust l., laur., wearing trabea, Victory on globe in r. hand.

REVERSE

BEATATRANQVILLITAS [BEATA TRANQVILLITAS]; globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. C in left field, R in right field. PLG in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. Similar to bust type K3 except for Victory on globe instead of eagle-tipped sceptre. Listed in Bastien Lyon II (p. 152-153, no. 96). Coin should be listed after LYONS 151.

NOTES

Weight 3.48 g. From Bastien Lyon II (plate VI, no. 96a).

Other specimens:

- specimen from eBay; weight 3.18 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from CGB Coinshop, sold for EUR 145; weight 3.45 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in February 2018 for EUR 146; note ...I IVN... in obv. legend (cf. RIC footnote 141 on p. 131: "In L 1 irregular CONSTANTINVS I IVN COS • II • (I1 l.)); weight 3.05 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II (plate VI, no. 96b); the same rev. die as above; weight 3.00 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II (plate VI, no. 96c); weight 3.44 g [click for picture];


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski