7-2691

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

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTAN-TIVSPFAVG [D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG]; bust r., pearl-diadem (?), cuir.

REVERSE

VOTA PVBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Isis in ship standing 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 of rev. listed for Constantius II in Vagi (no. 3443), but neither obv. legend, nor bust is specified. Listed in Alföldi (p. 64, no. 50).

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 1.30 g. Coin sold on eBay in December 2014 for EUR 305.88.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski