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RIC VII, ROME, CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTA PVBLICA] (Festival of Isis)

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VOTAP-VBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Isis std. l., holding sistrum in raised r. hand and situla in l. hand.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Type of rev. listed for Constantine II in Vagi (no. 3437), but neither obv. legend, nor bustis specified. Listed in Alföldi (p. 63, no. 40).

See also: Lars Ramskold, "A die link study of Constantine’s pagan Festival of Isis tokens and affiliated coin-like ‘fractions’: chronology and relation to major imperial events", Jahrbuch für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte 66, 2016, pp. 157-239.

NOTES

Weight 1.78 g. Coin sold on Harlan J. Berk auction in May 2014 for $850.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski