7-2562

RIC VII, LYON [after 235], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONSTANTINVS CAESAR] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

ANEPIGRAPHIC (no legend); bust l., laur., dr. (?), cuir.

REVERSE

CONSTANI/TINVSI/CAFSAR (sic!) in three lines; star above. PLG• exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Lyons did not issue this type of dynastic bronzes. Note also errors in rev. legend. See: Lars Ramskold, "Constantine's Vicennalia and the Death of Crispus", Niš and Byzantium XI, 2013, pp. 424-425 and footnote 74. This coin is obviously an ancient imitation. Could be noted in RIC after LYONS 235.

NOTES

Weight 1.80 g; diameter 15 mm. Coin sold on eBay in January 2018 for EUR 168.78.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski