7-2016

RIC VII, LYONS [after 238], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE [B5 l.] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNC (retrodgrade) [CONSTANTINVS IVN N C]; bust l., laur., cuir. [B5 l.].

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers stg. facing one another, holding reversed spear and resting hand on shield; between them two standards. PLG in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE - B5 l. RIC lists only longer obv. legend: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C (p. 138). Also bust type is not attested for this issue. Note retrograde obv. legend. Apparently an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 1.19 g; diameter 14,5 mm. Coin sold on Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 380 (lot 510) in August 2016 for $60.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski