7-588

RIC VII, LYONS [before 271], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this rare issue only for CONSTANTINE II and DELMATIUS (p. 140). Coin should be listed before LYONS 271.

NOTES

Weight 1.78 g; diameter 16 mm. From NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 12384).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in July 2008 for $111.41 (could be regarded as an ancient imitation) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski