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RIC VII, ROME [before 281], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

ANEPIGRAPHIC (no legend); bust r., laur., dr., cuir. [B4].

REVERSE

CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; rev. legend in three lines; wreath above. SMRS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B4. Not attested for obv. legend 1 (p. 329). See also footnote 281 on p. 329: "Naur. [Maurice, Numismatique constantinienne] i, p. 242, rev. VI, records both bust B4 and also E2 or E3 referring to L [London]: in error. CG [Catalogue Gerin] records the bust B4, off. P-T: no such coin in V [Vienna]". Apparently an ancient imitation. See: Lars Ramskold, "Constantine's Vicennalia and the Death of Crispus", Niš and Byzantium XI, 2013. Coin may be noted before ROME 281.

See also:
ROME [before 281], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4 l.] [IRREGULAR COIN]

NOTES

Weight 1.51 g; diameter 15.5 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1984.146.2077).

Other specimens:

- from Via-Agrippa; weight 1.30 g; diameter 16 mm [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's article cited above, p. 424; weight 1.33 g; diameter 15.7 mm [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's article cited above, p. 424; weight 1.91 g; diameter 15 mm [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's article cited above, p. 424; weight 1.49 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's article cited above, p. 424; diameter 15.5 mm [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's article cited above, p. 424; weight 1.54 g; diameter 15.8 mm [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's article cited above, p. 424; weight 1.01 g; diameter 15.4 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski