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RIC VII, LYONS [after 25], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1f] AND BUST TYPE [H6 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSMAXAV-G [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG] [1f]; bust l., laur. helmet, cuir., spear across r. shoulder, shield on l. arm [H6 l.].

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., raising r. hand, chlamys across l. shoulder, holding globe. T in left field, F in right field. PLG in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1f] AND BUST TYPE - H6 l. Obv. legend and bust type not attested for Soli rev. According to Curtis Clay: "The coin is apparently Bastien, Lyon 294-316 [Bastien Lyon I], no. 556, pl. LXVIII, ex Antibes Hoard, no. 229. Known only from a rubbing, because the coin itself was stolen before it could be photographed! The two spec. seem to be from the same obv. die, but different rev. dies". Coin should be listed after LYONS 25.

NOTES

Weight 3.4 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in October 2004 for $70.87.

Other specimens:

- specimen from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 36587) [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of David Berthod].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski