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3680479

Second Known Example?

368, Lot: 479. Estimate $100.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis (22mm, 4.38 g, 6h). Londinium (London) mint. Struck circa AD 311-312. Laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust right, holding spear forward and shield / Sol standing left, holding globe and whip; -/*//PLN. RIC VI –; Huvelin, Deux –; Cloke & Toone 7.03.019. VF, dark green patina, some roughness. Very rare variety.


This combination of obverse legend and type is not described by the authors of RIC (it should be legend 1d with obverse J). Huvelin did not describe the type either in her NZ article, but Hubert Cloke and Lee Toone in their new work, The London Mint of Constantius & Constantine, describe the type based on one example known to them from the Bourton-on-the-Water Hoard (no. 328).