7-2746

RIC VII, ROME [after 190], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [H8 l.]

  

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 four turrets, open 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 obv. legend and reverse type (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 190.

NOTES

Weight 3.15 g; diameter 19 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.7171).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski