Rare London Mint Coin Sold at CNG

Rare London Mint Coin Sold at CNG

 

This coin was sold in CNG’s electronic auction 368 in February 2016 for a hammer price of $360 against an estimate of $100. Although we knew of this coin type when we wrote LMCC we were unable to find an illustration to include on the plate.

7.03.019 22mm 4.38g 6h CNG 368 Lot 479 February 2016The CNG description was:

 

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 NZarticle, 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).