7-1985

RIC VII, LYONS [after 230]/225, CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5], HYBRID [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5] [LYONS after 230]

REVERSE

PROVIDE[N]-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; camp gate with two turrets, no doors, star above; six stone layers. PLG in exergue [LYONS 225].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5, HYBRID. Bust type not attested for obv. legend 7 (p. 137). Reverse LYONS 225. Good style but note the error in rev. legend (PR upside down). Possibly an ancient imitation. Note another obv. from the same die: LYONS [after 182], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5], MINTMARK VARIETY [IRREGULAR COIN].

NOTES

Weight 2.39 g; diameter 18.5 mm. From Compagnie Générale de Bourse.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski