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RIC VII, SIRMIUM [after 18], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE

   

OBVERSE

DNCONSTANTINVSMAXAVG [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust l., rad., dr., cuir., raising r. hand, globe in. l. hand.

REVERSE

CRISPVSETCONSTANTINVSNOBCAESSCOSSII [CRISPVS ET CONSTANTINVS NOB CAESS COSS II]; laur. confronted consular busts, holding globe and sceptre with eagle. SIRM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Similar to SIRMIUM 18 but with different obv. and with slightly different rev. legend (NOB instead of NOBB). Note that bust type is unlisted in RIC VII (similar to L3 but radiate instead of laureate). According to Grierson, "The medallion was struck in January 321, when Crispus and Constantine were inaugurated joint consuls for the second time". For more information, see: Grierson, P., "Six Late Roman Medallions in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection", Dumbarton Oaks Papers, vol. 50 (1996), pp. 139-145. Coin should be listed after SIRMIUM 18.

See also:
SIRMIUM [before 43], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

Double solidus. Mounted in a hexagonal gold pendant [click for picture]. Pendant weight 63.14 g; pendant diameter 92 mm. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1984,0501.1).

Other specimens:

- from the Dumbarton Oaks Collection [Grierson's article quoted above, plate after p. 140, no. 1]; weight 8.86 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski