7-2917

RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 190], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir. [B4].

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-IVVE-NTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; prince stg. l., in military dress, holding vexillum, long sceptre on l. arm; behind, two standards. TS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B4. Not attested for obv. legend 7b (p. 525). Note that it is not an error in RIC and THESSALONICA 190 with bust E7 (plain diadem instead of laurel wreath) also exists. Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 190.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.48 g. Coin sold on Hess Divo auction 336 (lot 203) in May 2019 for CHF 2,600.

Other specimens:

- from UBS Gold & Numismatics auction 78 (lot 1959), September 2008; weight 4.52 g; rev. legend breaks I-IV-VE-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski