7-1945

RIC VII, LYONS [after 209], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

DNCONSTANTINIMAXA[VG] [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG]; laurel wreath enclosing VOT/XX in two lines. PLG[crescent] in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC does not list this type of rev. from Lyon, but cf. TRIER 439, known from unique specimen, minted simultaneously with Sarmatia devicta (p. 202). However, this coin could be also regarded as an ancient imitation. The style is good but not exactly Lyonsian. Should be listed after LYONS 209.

NOTES

Weight 3.16 g; diameter 17.5 mm. From the Sergio Lendines Ramiro Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski