7-018

RIC VII, LYONS [after 44], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [G5 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSAV-G [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., cuir., spear across r. shoulder, shield on l. arm [G5 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 BUST TYPE - G5 l. Not attested for obv. legend 1i (p. 125). Also obv. legend break V-G is not mentioned. But the most unusual and interesting feature of this coin is the inscription on Constantine's shield: VOT X/SIC XX in two lines. It probably refers to Constantine's decennalia of 315-316. Coin should be listed after LYONS 44.

NOTES

Weight 3.74 g; diameter 19-20 mm. From Beast Coins.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski