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RIC VII, TICINUM [after 95], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VICTORIAE LAET P P], BUST TYPE D7 [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONST-ANTINV[SAVG] [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., high-crested helmet (bowl-shaped), dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VICT[ORIAE]LAETPP [VICTORIAE LAET P P]; two Victories stg. facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar of varying design. TT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC does not list rev. legend VICTORIAE LAET P P and this bust type (similar to D7 except for bust cuirassed and draped). However, rev. legend VICTORIAE (or VICTORIA) LAET P P is known for Treveran coins (TRIER 228-236). Some of them have also obv. legend CONSTANTINVS AVG (TRIER 229, 234-5) and bust type D7 (TRIER 235). Apparentyly an ancient imitation. Could be noted after TICINUM 95.

See also:
TICINUM [after 95], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VICTORIAE LAET P P], BUST TYPE D6 [IRREGULAR COIN]

NOTES

Weight 3.4 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2006 for $52.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski