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RIC VII, ROME [after 176], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D7], OFFICINA P

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., high-crested helmet (bowl-shaped), cuir. [D7].

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; camp gate with three turrets, gate closed; varying number of stone layers. P in left field, R in right field. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - D7. Not attested for obv. legend 1 and this rev. type (p. 316).

Note that Bruun's typology of helmets on vota coinage [ROME 143-193] differs slightly from the standard one (see Appendix on p. 348). For example, "the bowl-shaped helmet with a long crest extended to the back of the helmet has been marked D6". D7 is reserved only for a bowl-shaped helmet with "high but short feathery crest" and "narrow stripe along the lower edge decorated with dots, probably indicating that the laureate wreath has been replaced by a diadem of pearls and/or jewels".

Coin should be listed after ROME 176.

See also:
ROME [after 176], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE, OFFICINA S
ROME [after 176], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE, OFFICINA Q

NOTES

Weight 3.7 g; diameter 21.87 mm. Ex Victor Failmezger (no. 289 in RBC). From Ancient Imports.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in July 2008 for $101.15; obv. legend break T-A [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski