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RIC VII, TRIER 409, CONSTANTINE II, [CORRECTION] [priest of Sol]

   

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., wearing priest's of Sol dress, sceptre in r. hand, Sol on globe in l. hand.

REVERSE

BEATATRAN-QVILLITAS [BEATA TRANQVILLITAS]; globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX; above, three stars. •STR crescent in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. According to RIC, TRIER 409 has bust I1 (i.e. draped, holding mappa and Victory on globe). Actually, two varieties exist: a) with Constantine II dressed as a priest of Sol and holding sceptre and Sol on globe (see comment on this bust type in RMBT, p. 22; with incorrect suggestion that this bust is attested only for Constantine II); b) with Constantine II wearing trabea and holding sceptre and Victory on globe.

See also footnote 409 on p. 200: "In addition another Ox(ford) coin not with Victory on globe but with rad. Sol stg. on globe; the rad. crown clearly visible. A similar case in Mun(ich), where 1 specimen has the Victory on globe, another Sol rad. on globe". Listed in RMBT (p. 74, no. 143). Note that variety with bust I1 is listed in RMBT (p. 76, no. 153-154) but not illustrated and probably does not exist.

See also:
TRIER 409, CONSTANTINE II, [CORRECTION]
TRIER [after 397], CRISPUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [priest of Sol]

NOTES

Weight 3.18 g; diameter 19-20 mm. Ex Beast Coins. Now in the Robert Bernobich Collection.

Other specimens:

- from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18202580); weight 2.86 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].

- from Peatstuff; weight 2.29 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from www.colleconline.com (coll. Nemesis); weight 3.06 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf Collection (inventory no. Roth12795); weight 3.59 g; diameter 20.20 mm [click for picture];

- erroneously listed in RMBT (p. 68, no. 48a) with m.m. •STR; note, however, that the m.m. is shifted to l. and the crescent is probably obliterated [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2018 for EUR 177.77; weight 2.40 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from CNG auction XXIX (lot 863), March 1994; weight 2.47 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski