7-952

RIC VII, SIRMIUM [before 43], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CRISPVSETCONSTANTINVSNOBBCAESSCOSSIII [CRISPVS ET CONSTANTINVS NOBB CAESS COSS III]; laur. confronted consular busts, holding crossed eagle-tipped sceptres, two large globules on robes. •SIRM• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Bust type unlisted in RIC VII (similar to L3 but radiate instead of laureate). According to Grierson, "the die-sinker has adopted the device of crossing the sceptres, but he has transmuted the globes held by the boys into two large globules on their robes, these apparently taking the place of the pellets on either side of SIRM, which distinguish other coins struck at this mint in 324". 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 before SIRMIUM 43.

See also:
SIRMIUM [after 18], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

Double solidus. Weight 8.86 g; diameter 24 mm. Mounted in a circular gold pendant. From the Dumbarton Oaks Collection [Grierson's article quoted above, plate after p. 140, no. 2].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski