7-1666

RIC VII, TICINUM [after 32], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., laur. helmet, cuir.

REVERSE

VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]; two Victories facing each other, one inscribing VOT/X on shield held by the other above garlanded column. SMT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen was known to the both authors of RIC VI and VII. However, Sutherland in RIC VI assumes that this coin belongs to RIC VII: "R.I.C. vii does not include among the issues of Ticinum after 313 the variety Constan-tinus Aug, r., laur., helm. (with chin-strap), cuir., Victoriae laetae princ perp, two Victories facing each other, one inscribing Vot X on shield held by the other above garlanded column (B.M.). This issue seems, however, to fall more suitably at the decennalia than at the quinquennalia". As a result, coin is listed neither in RIC VI nor in RIC VII. Cf. also TICINUM 25 (medallion of 2 solidi from the British Museum Collection; reg. no. 1896,0608.99).

Coin should be listed after TICINUM 32.

See also:
ROME [after 43], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.28 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1866,0721.14).

Other specimens:

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1980.109.183); weight 4.49 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from: Patrick Bruun, "The bellum Cibalense of AD 316", [in:] Essays in Honour of Robert Carson and Kenneth Jenkins, Spink, London 1993, plate XLII, no. 9 [click for picture];

- from: Patrick Bruun, "The bellum Cibalense of AD 316", [in:] Essays in Honour of Robert Carson and Kenneth Jenkins, Spink, London 1993, plate XLII, no. 10 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski