7-780

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA 114, CONSTANTINE II, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

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

[CORRECTION]. RIC gives rev. legend PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS but coin cited in RIC (Hess 1935) has legend PRINCIPI • IVVENTVTIS, i.e. with dot, which is usually included in description (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. Last but not least, note that specimen cited in RIC has 2.13 g (close to 2 scripula).

NOTES

AV fraction. Weight 1.69 g (probably 1½ scripula or 9 siliquae); diameter 15 mm. Sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 25 (lot 595) in June 2003 for CHF 3,600.

Other specimens:

- from Numismatica Ars Classica auction 49 (lot 483), October 2008; weight 1.65 g [click for picture];

- cited in RIC; from Hess 1935, Sammlung Franz Trau, lot 4065, p. 111 and plate 46 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski