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RIC VII, TRIER 409, CONSTANTINE II, [CORRECTION]

   

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., in garb of priest of Sol, 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). However, Bruun mentions in footnote 409 on p. 200 that there is a variety "with rad. Sol stg. on globe". Actually Constantine II is dressed as a priest of Sol and is holding sceptre and Sol on globe (see comment on this bust type in RMBT, p. 22). Listed in RMBT (p. 74, no. 143).

Note that variety with bust I1 is listed in RMBT (p. 76, nos. 153 and 154) but without illustration. The example from CNG (auction XXIX, lot 863, March 1994; weight 2.47 g) was described as follows: "laureate and mantled bust, holding sceptre and globus with Victory" [click for picture].

NOTES

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

Other specimens:

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

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

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

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


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski