7-3345

RIC VII, LYONS 78, CONSTANTINE I, BUST VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTAN-TINVSA[VG] [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., high-crested helmet, dr., cuir., spear across r. shoulder, parazonium in l. hand.

REVERSE

VICTORIAELA[ETPRINC]PERP [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

BUST VARIETY. Similar to H11 l. except for bust cuirassed and draped and parazonium (or pugio) in l. hand. Note that single specimen cited in RIC (and shown in Bastien Lyon II; plate I, no. 15) as LYONS 78 is quite different: bust is cuirassed only and the left hand is not visible at all. Note also that reading of obv. legend is not certain: could be ...AG. For varieties of bust types H11 and H12 see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 89.

NOTES

Weight 2.76 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on Obolos Webauction 8 (lot 738) in December 2017 for CHF 420. Now in the Nemesis Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski