7-1509

RIC VII, SISCIA [after 139], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER, BUST TYPE [I1 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., cuir., Victory on globe in r. hand, mappa (?) in l. hand.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX; captive std. on ground on either side. In left field chi-rho [probably with no religious connotation]. ЄSIS* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Licinius I and Licinius II (p. 441). For bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 89-90. Coin should be listed after SISCIA 139.

NOTES

Weight 2.14 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 368 (lot 496) in February 2016 for $550.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in February 2014 for EUR 16.63; weight 2.46 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Bikić-Do Hoard (p. 77 and Plate XVII, no. 756); weight 3.45 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski