7-781

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 116], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir. [B4].

REVERSE

PRINCIPI•IVVENTVTIS [PRINCIPI • IVVENTVTIS]; Prince in military dress, stg. r., cloak displayed, holding transverse spear in r. hand and globe in l. N in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B4. RIC lists for this obv. legend only bust type B4 l. (p. 69). Note dot in rev. legend (cf. NICOMEDIA 183-184, p. 632). Note also an error in RIC: Prince on reverse is described as holding spear in l. hand and globe in r. hand. Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 116.

NOTES

AV fraction. Weight 1.69 g (probably 1½ scripula or 9 siliquae). Sold on Tkalec auction 2002 (lot 252) in February 2002 for CHF 3,100.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski