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RIC VII, LYONS 238, CONSTANTINE II, ENGRAVER'S ERROR [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IV (sic!) NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

GLO-RIAEXER-CITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers stg. facing one another, holding reversed spear and resting hand on shield; between them two standards. PLG in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Specimen similar to LYONS 238 except for ...IV NOB C in obv. legend instead of ...IVN NOB C. Probably an ancient imitation. Note unexpected rev. legend breaks: GLO-RIAEXER-CITVS instead of GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS and a very light weight.

NOTES

Weight 0.9 g (sic!). Coin sold on eBay in March 2012 for $10.50.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski