7-1845

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

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTAN-TIVSPFAVG [D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VOTAP-VBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Isis std. l., looking r., in galley, supporting sail.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Type of rev. listed for Constantius II in Vagi (no. 3443), but neither obv. legend, nor bust is specified. Listed in Alföldi (p. 64, no. 49).

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 1.68 g; diameter 16 mm. Plate coin in Alföldi. From the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18236300).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski