7-1953

RIC VII, ROME [after 138], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNN[O]B[C] [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., head bare, cuir.

REVERSE

PRINCIPII-V-VENTVTI[S] [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; prince in military dress, stg. r., cloak spread, transverse spear in r. hand, globe in l.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND. Not attested for this issue. Also this type of rev. is not attested for Constantine II. Attribution uncertain, could be Trier. Note that that RIC is correct and unique cited example of ROME 139 from the British Museum (no. 1860,0326.141; 1.29 g; minted for Licinius II) has rev. legend PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS but with different breaks I-V-V. Coin should be listed after ROME 138.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 1.51 g; diameter 13 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 24 (lot 690) in January 2016 for GBP 850.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski