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RIC VII, ROME [before 190], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D6], OFFICINA T

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-NTINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., laur. helmet (bowl-shaped with a long crest), cuir. [D6].

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. RT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - D6. 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 before ROME 190.

See also:
ROME [before 190], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D6], OFFICINA S

NOTES

Weight 3.10 g. From Bikić-Do Hoard (p. 48 and Plate VIII, no. 32).

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in October 2009 for $28.77; weight 3.0 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski