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    Constantine II as Caesar. 317-337 AD. Solidus, 4.23g (6h). Siscia, c. 334 AD. Obv: FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right, seen from front. Rx: PRINCIPI - IV -VE - TVTIS Caesar, laureate, in military dress, cloak over shoulders and hanging down from left arm, standing left holding vexillum and long scepter, with two standards behind him; SIS in exergue. Unlisted obverse legend variety of RIC 226 and Depeyrot 22/2, p. 102. Apparently unique. Reverse weakly struck. Good VF.

    Apparently only the second known solidus with this reverse type from Siscia, and with a different obverse legend than the other known piece. RIC 226, pl. 14, cites and illustrates a specimen in Naples, with obverse legend CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES, which is apparently the same piece quoted by Depeyrot from Peus, 2 May 1990, 712, since he states this to be the only example known to him, and can hardly have overlooked the Naples coin cited and illustrated by Bruun. A large part of the Naples collection was stolen in 1977. Our coin, apparently the second known of the type, has a different obverse legend, FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, apparently previously unknown at Siscia, though RIC records it at London, Trier, and Arles.


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    April, 2011
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