7-2609

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

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

VOTAP-VBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Anubis std. l. with 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. Type of rev. listed for Constantine II in Vagi (no. 3439), but neither obv. legend, nor bust is specified. Listed in Alföldi (p. 63, no. 38).

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 1.54 g. From Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 118 (lot 631), January 2001.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski