7-995

RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 66], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE, OFFICINA B [FORGERY]

   

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur. [B1].

REVERSE

VIRT-EXERC [VIRT EXERC]; plan of Roman camp, Sol stg. in the middle, raising r. hand, holding globe in l., chlamys across l. shoulder. •TSB• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B1 [FORGERY]. Not attested for obv. legend 1 (p. 507). But note some stylistic anomalies: the portrait is rather crude and the Sol's pose looks stiff and schematic. Note also unusually big dots in m.m. and missing dot after TS. Probably a modern forgery.

See also:
THESSALONICA [before 66], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE, OFFICINA Γ [FORGERY]

NOTES

Diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in May 2010 for $212.15.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski