7-1906

RIC VII, LYONS [after 37], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE [M2 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSMAXAVGCOSIIII [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG COS IIII]; bust l., laur., wearing trabea, holding globe [M2 l.].

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE - M2 l. Neither obv. legend nor bust type M2 l. is attested for this issue (p. 124-125). Listed in Bastien Lyon - supplément I (p. 48, no. 579α).

Note, however, that there is an error in Bastien Lyon - supplément I (author's slip?). This type should have number 577α, not 579α, i.e. should go after 577 (see: Bastien Lyon I, p. 255). Unfortunately, in Bastien Lyon - supplément II (see p. 134) these numbers (577α and 579α) have been assigned to two other types. As a result, in Bastien's numbering there are now two different types with number 579α. But specimen in question in fact should be listed between number 577 and 577α [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].

Coin should be listed in RIC after LYONS 37.

NOTES

Weight 3.18 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on CGB E-auction 117 (lot 62827) in July 2015 for EUR 304.

Other specimens:

- from Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 3.27 g; diameter 18.4-19.3 mm [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon - supplément I (plate IX, no. 579α) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski