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RIC VII, ROME [after 178], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H8 l.], OFFICINA P

  

OBVERSE

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

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 - H8 l. Not attested for obv. legend 1 (p. 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 178.

See also:
ROME [after 178], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H8 l.], OFFICINA T

NOTES

Weight 3.35 g. Coin sold on eBay in May 2008 for $40.95.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski