7-1795

RIC VII, LYONS [before 241]/236, CONSTANTINOPOLIS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE, HYBRID [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]; bust l., laur., cuir.

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 [LYONS 236].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE, HYBRID. Obverse with bust type not attested for legend CONSTANTINOPOLIS combined with Gloria Exercitus reverse. Obviously an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 2.03 g; diameter 16 mm. Coin offered on eBay in March 2015 for $7,500 (sic!).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski