7-3325

RIC VII, ROME 372, CONSTANTINE I, [CONFIRMATION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. front, looking at each other; each holding spear and rests hand on shield; between them two standards. R branch P in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CONFIRMATION]. RIC lists unique specimen from Vienna with footnote: "The date of this exceptional m.m. (if genuine) is very difficult to establish." According to Vincent Drost, "Seaton Down hoard provides two additional specimens bearing the mint-mark R(branch)P and confrms the existence of such an issue" (see: Vincent Drost, "The Seaton Down hoard (UK, Devon): c. 22,900 Constantinian nummi", XV International Numismatic Congress Taormina 2015. Proceedings, ed. Maria Caccamo Caltabiano, Roma - Messina 2017, p. 740, n. 13).

See also:
ROME [after 372], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER
ROME [after 372], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED FOR RULER
ROME [after 372], URBS ROMA, UNLISTED FOR TYPE
ROME [after 372], CONSTANTINOPOLIS, UNLISTED FOR TYPE

NOTES

Weight 2.47 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2013 for GBP 27.66.

Other specimens:

- from Drost's paper cited above, p. 739, fig. 8 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski