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RIC VII, LYONS [after 90], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [L3]

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTANTINOIVNNOBC [D N CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., raising r. hand, globe in l. hand [L3].

REVERSE

VICTORIAELAETPRINCPERP [VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP]; two Victories facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar of varying design. P two captives L in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - L3. Not attested for obv. legend 7b (p. 128). Note that according to Bastien (Bastien Lyon II, footnote 5 on p. 140), specimen from Vienna cited in RIC as LYONS 89 has actually obv. legend DN CONSTANTINO IVN NOB C (7b in RIC), not ...NOB CAES (7a in RIC). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 128. Listed in Bastien Lyon II (p. 140, no. 22). Coin should be listed after LYONS 90.

NOTES

Weight 2.41 g; diameter 17.5 mm. Coin from Compagnie Générale de Bourse Monnaies 41 (lot 1331), November 2009.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 58 (lot 1365) in September 2001 for $625; weight 3.45 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II, plate II, no. 22; weight 2.16 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in January 2017 for EUR 19.50; now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 3.24 g; diameter 17 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 25597) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski