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RIC VII, SISCIA 37, CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSIVNNOBCAES [IMP (sic!) CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

CLARITASR-EIPVBLICAE [CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE]; Sol rad., stg. l., raising r. hand, globe in l., chlamys across l. shoulder. ΓSIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Specimen similar to SISCIA 37 except for longer legend IMP CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES. Such legend is unlisted in RIC VII, but is also so unexpected for young Caesar that must be regarded as an engraver's error on one of the earliest coins minted for Constantine II. Coin should be listed as an interesting variant of SISCIA 37.

NOTES

From author's collection.

Other specimens:

- specimen from the same dies from Steve Santore's collection [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski