7-2690

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

  

OBVERSE

DNFLCONSTANTIVSAVG [D N FL CONSTANTIVS AVG]; bust l., rosette-diadem, wearing trabea, eagle-tipped (?) sceptre in r. hand.

REVERSE

VOTA[PVBLIC]A [VOTA PVBLICA]; Isis in ship l., holding the sail in both hands.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Type probably listed in Vagi (no. 3446; rev. Cj): obv. legend not specified, bust described as "Diad. half-bust r. or l. of Constantius II wearing consular robes, hldg. scepter and sometimes also a branch (?)" (p. 574). Not listed in Alföldi (but cf. p. 65, no. 51 illustrated on plate II, no. 7 with bust turned r.).

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 1.27 g; diameter 15 mm. From FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by gb29400.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski