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

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-NTINVSAVG [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. RS 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crest" and "narrow stripe along the lower edge decorated with dots, probably indicating that the laureate wreath has been replaced by a diadem of pearls and/or jewels".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 P
ROME [after 176], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE, OFFICINA Q

NOTES

Weight 3.12 g; diameter 19 mm. Ex Beast Coins. Sold on VAuctions auction 254 (lot 106) in October 2010 for $605.

Other specimens:

- sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 45 (lot 103) in June 2017 for EUR 220; weight 3.17 g; obv. legend break S-T [click for picture];

- sold on VCoins (Zurqieh) for $1,062.50; weight 2.76 g; diameter 20 mm; obv. legend break T-A [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2015 for $290; weight 3.46 g; diameter 19-21 mm; obv. legend break T-A [click for picture];

- from Paweł Kubiczek's collection (officina letter uncertain); weight 2.2 g; diameter 18-19 mm; obv. legend break N-T [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski