7-2185

RIC VII, ROME [before 150], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H4 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONS-TANTIN-VSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., helmeted (bowl-shaped helmet with a long crest), cuir., spear pointing forward, shield.

REVERSE

ROMAEA-ETERNAE [ROMAE AETERNAE]; Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V. P in left field, R in right field. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - H4 l. Not attested for this type and obv. legend 1 (p. 314). Note unusual helmet: bowl-shaped with a long crest (cf. footnotes to ROMA 148, 167 and 190). For typology of Constantine's helmets on ROME 143-193 issue see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 438. Coin should be listed before ROME 150.

NOTES

Weight 3.15 g; diameter 18.18 mm. From Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor and Gavin.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski