7-2017

RIC VII, TRIER 278, CONSTANTINE II, ENGRAVER'S ERROR [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTNINVSIVNNC [CONSTANTNINVS (sic!) IVN N C]; bust l., laur., cuir., Victory on globe in r. hand, mappa in l. hand.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive std. on ground on either side. STR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Specimen similar to TRIER 278 except for CONSTANTNINVS in obv. legend. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 89-90. But note crude style and lettering. Obviously an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 3.26 g; diameter 18.5 mm. Sold on Compagnie Générale de Bourse site in June 2015 for EUR 30.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski