7-1842

RIC VII, ROME, CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTA PVBLICA] (Festival of Isis)

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

[V]OTA-PVBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Anubis stg. l., holding branch and caduceus.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Attribution uncertain. Type of rev. listed for Constantius II in Vagi (no. 3442), but neither obv. legend, nor bust is specified. Listed in Alföldi (p. 64, no. 47).

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 1.52 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1860,0326.146); attributed to Constantine II but obv. legend is not specified.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski