7-1152

RIC VII, ROME [after 168], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H8 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CON-STANTI-NVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., laur. helmet (bowl-shaped helmet with a long crest), cuir. with spear pointing forward, shield on l. arm [H8 l.].

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; open camp gate with three turrets, no doors; varying number of stone layers. P in left field, R in right field. RS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - H8 l. Not attested for this reverse type and obv. legend 1 (p. 315-316). 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 after ROME 168.

NOTES

Weight 2.5 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in May 2013 for GBP 434.50 [Thanks to the collaboration of Mariusz Graczyk].

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in May 2011 for $102.50; obv. legend breaks O-N and I-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski