7-1964

RIC VII, TRIER [after 539], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5 l.] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., cuir. [B5 l.].

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERCITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers stg. facing one another, holding spear in outer hand, inner hand resting on shield set on ground; between them two standards.. TR•P in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5 l. Good style of rev. but the portrait on obv. seems to be rather clumsy. The light weight also suggests an ancient imitation. Could be noted after TRIER 539.

NOTES

Weight 1.70 g; diameter 17.5 mm. Coin sold on eBay in April 2016 for $7.

Other specimens:

- specimen from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 44267) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski