7-1985

RIC VII, LYONS [after 231]/225, CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5], HYBRID [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5] [LYONS after 231].

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 error in rev. legend (PR upside down). Probably an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 2.39 g; diameter 18.5 mm. From CGB. See another specimen from the same obv. die: LYONS [after 182], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5], MINTMARK VARIETY [IRREGULAR COIN].

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in November 2017 for GBP 57; weight 2.35 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski