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RIC VII, ROME [after 164], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [L1 l.] AND REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir., raising r. hand [L1 l.].

REVERSE

[S]AEC[VLIF]-ELICITAS [SAECVLI FELICITAS]; wreath with AVG on cippus, decorated with garland. P in left field, R in right field. RQ in exergue [confirmed by another coin with rev. from the same die].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - L1 l. Not attested for obv. legend 7 (p. 315). Note also wreath on cippus instead of shield (see footnote to ROME 158 on p. 315: "Two rev. varieties: (a) not shield but wreath on cippus, streaming wreath ties, garland on face of altar, and (b) cippus on square base, face decorated but no garland, shield on cippus"). Coin should be listed after ROME 164.

NOTES

Weight 3.14 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 27 (lot 941) in May 2016 for GBP 550.

Other specimens:

- sold on Artemide auction 19.1E (lot 373) in October 2012 for EUR 900 (officina letter unknown); weight 2.90 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski