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RIC VII, SISCIA [before 61], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE VARIETY [H11 l. var.], OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTAN-TINVSAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust l., high-crested helmet, dr., cuir., sceptre across r. shoulder [H11 l. var.].

REVERSE

VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]; two Victories stg. facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar of varying design. ЄSIS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE VARIETY. Bust type similar to H11 l. which is not attested for obv. legend 1b (p. 433). But note that Constantine is holding sceptre instead of spear. Coin should be listed before SISCIA 61.

See also:
SISCIA [before 61], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE VARIETY [H11 l. var.], OFFICINA Α
SISCIA [before 61], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE VARIETY [H11 l. var.], OFFICINA Γ
SISCIA [before 61], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE VARIETY [H11 l. var.], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 2.78 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2013 for EUR 46.40 [lot of 2 coins].

Other specimens:

- sold on VAuctions auction 229 (lot 84) in June 2009 for $45; ex Victor Clark; weight 2.97 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor; weight 3.30 g; diameter 21 mm; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2011 for $19.27 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in August 2013 for $5.50; weight 2.8 g; diameter 20 mm; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- from Bikić-Do Hoard (p. 72 and plate XVI, no. 200-201) [click for picture];


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski