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RIC VII, LYONS 158, CONSTANTINE I, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., laur., cuir., Victory on globe in r. hand.

REVERSE

BEATATRAN-QVILLITAS [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.

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[CORRECTION]. Bust type similar to I1/I2 but l. hand is not visible or is empty. Note VO/TIS on altar instead of VOT/IS. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 89-90. According to Bastien Lyon II (footnote 3 on p. 156) LYONS 158, i.e. type with bust I1 l. (mappa in l. hand), does not exist. However, Bastien Lyon II lists two similat types: no. 113 (with l. hand not visible) and no. 114 (with emperor holding in l. hand short sceptre; "d'un sceptre court"). The present author believes that these two types are identical and that there is no sceptre (at best empty hand only).

NOTES

Weight 3.20 g; diameter 20.20 mm. From the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf Collection (inventory no. Roth12739).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II (plate VIII, no. 113); weight 4.17 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II (plate VIII, no. 114a); weight 3.22 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bastien Lyon II (plate VIII, no. 114b); weight 3.78 g [click for picture].


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