7-2774

RIC VII, LYONS 149, CONSTANTINE II, [CONFIRMATION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNC [CONSTANTINVS IVN N C]; bust l., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

BEATATRANQVILLITAS [BEATA TRANQVILLITAS]; globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. C in left field, R in right field. PLG in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CONFIRMATION]. Single specimens are cited in RIC (p. 132) and in Bastien Lyon II (p. 155, no. 107) but Bastien suggests that due to the style of the portrait his specimen may be regarded as an ancient imitation ("En raison du style du portrait un doute subsiste sur le caractère officiel de ce nummus"). Another specimen presented here probably makes this suggestion slightly less justified. Note also that this bust type is marked in RIC as B5 l. However, there is a piece of drapery visible on l. shoulder.

NOTES

Weight 3.19 g; diameter 20 mm. From CGB Numishop (brm_455513).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II (plate VII, no. 107); weight 2.68 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski