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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [before 244], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [A]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir. [A].

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-IVVE-NTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; Prince stg. facing, head l., in military dress, holding standard in each hand. N in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - A. Not attested for obv. legend 3a (p. 260). Listed in Bastien Lyon I (p. 234, no. 465). Note that LUGDUNUM 244 with bust B (cuirassed and draped) is much rarer than this unlisted variety but also exists and is listed in Bastien Lyon I (p. 234, no. 463). Coin should be listed before LUGDUNUM 244.

NOTES

Weight 7.63 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 229 (lot 1884) in March 2015 for EUR 160.

Other specimens:

- from the Nicola Tammaro Collection; weight 6.96 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from Via-Agrippa; weight 6.90 g; diameter 25 mm; rev. legend breaks I-IV-VE-N [click for picture];

- sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 46 (lot 1145) in February 2018 for EUR 64; now in private collection; weight 7.14 g; rev. legend breaks I-IV-VE-N [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2010 for USD 116.56; ex Robert Bernobich Collection; sold on VAuctions sale 309 (lot 407) in July 2014 for USD 80; weight 5.65 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate LII, no. 465a); weight 6.70 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate LII, no. 465b); weight 5.80 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate LII, no. 465c); weight 6.31; rev. legend breaks I-IV-VE-N g [click for picture];

- from Bastien Lyon I (plate LII, no. 465d); weight 7.40 g [click for picture];

- sold on CGB Monnaies XIII (lot 1157) in July 2001 for EUR 121; weight 6.75 g; diameter 27 mm; rev. legend breaks I-IV-VE-N [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins); weight 6.30 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- from VAuctions Lucernae Prima - Auction 349 (lot 482), June 2020; rev. legend breaks I-IV-V-E [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski