7-2565

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

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VOTAVIC-ENNA-LIOR [VOTA VICENNALIOR]; prince in consular dress, std. facing on throne, looking l., sceptre in l. hand, mappa in raised r. hand.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Cohen (vol. VII, p. 398-399, no. 270). Listed in Vagi (no. 3207). Not listed in catalogue in Alföldi but shown on plate I, no. 32.

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 (for this type especially pp. 207-211).

NOTES

Weight 1.58 g; diameter 15.8 mm. From Madrid, Museo Arqueológico Nacional 2014/59/873.

Other specimens:

- from Paris, plate coin in Alföldi; note error in rev. legend: VICENNNALIOR (three 'N'), shown also on drawing in Cohen; rev. legend break C-E [click for picture];

- from private collection; weight 1.17 g; the same rev. die as Paris coin [click for picture];

- from www.tesorillo.com; the same rev. die as Paris coin [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski