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RIC VII, ROME 178, CONSTANTINE I, BUST TYPE VARIETY [H4 l. var.]

  

OBVERSE

CON-STANTI-NVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., bowl-shaped helmet with a long crest, cuir., spear pointing forward, shield on l. arm [H4 l. var.].

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

BUST TYPE VARIETY. Bust H4 l., but note unusual helmet: bowl-shaped with a long crest. For typology of Constantine's helmets from ROME 143-193 issue see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 438. However, probably only this variety exists.

NOTES

Weight 3.08 g; diameter 19 mm. From eBay, August 2021.

Other specimens:

- from Beast Coins [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski