7-613

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

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-NTINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

V-OTACV-BLI-C-A [VOTA CVBLICA (sic!)]; 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 Constantine I in Vagi Vagi (no. 3424), but neither obv. legend, nor bust is specified. Not listed in Alföldi.

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 1.15 g; diameter 14 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 100 (lot 541) in November 2000 for DEM 1,700.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski