7-089

RIC VII, ROME 150, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Q

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

ROMAE-AETERNAE [ROMAE AETERNAE]; Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V. P in left field, R in right field. RQ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Q. RIC lists for this type officinae S and T (p. 314). 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.

NOTES

Weight 3.1 g; diameter 19-20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in October 2008 for $125. Ex Victor Clark Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski