Constantine II, as Caesar (AD 337-340). AE3 or BI follis (...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Fancy Shield and Horse
Constantine II, as Caesar (AD 337-340). AE3 or BI follis (20mm,
6h). ANACS VF 30, tooled. Trier, 1st officina, AD 322-323.
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of
Constantine II left, seen from front, reins of bridled horse left
in right hand, shield in left decorated with motif of emperor on
horseback left, accompanied by two soldiers marching left with
shields / BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX
in three lines; three stars above, •PTR• below. RIC VII -, cf. RIC
381. RIC does not list any examples of this series with the G12
bust type (cuirassed only, no spear), but footnotes for RIC 388 an
example in Vienna with obverse legend 7b (N C). The busts with
adjunct series and horse (G11-13) does not list any types with
drapery - only with cuirass.
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