7-2757

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

  

OBVERSE

CO[NSTANTI]-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VOTA-PVBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Anubis stg. l., holding sistrum 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 I in Vagi (no. 3427), 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 1.44 g; diameter 13.7 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.84976).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski