7-014

RIC VII, ROME, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTA PVBLICA] (Festival of Isis)

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VOTAP-VBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Isis std. l. in galley, holding sistrum, several rowers before her at left.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Vagi records this type of reverse (Cm) only for Crispus (no. 3433). Not listed in Alföldi (rev. similar to no. 25 inted for Crispus).

See also: Lars Ramskold, "A die link study of Constantine’s pagan Festival of Isis tokens and affiliated coin-like ‘fractions’: chronology and relation to major imperial events", Jahrbuch für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte 66, 2016, pp. 157-239.

NOTES

Weight 2.34 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction 63 (lot 1537) in May 2003 for $700. Now in Brent Upchurch's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski