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Offline Nikko

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RIC VI Trier 894 or unlisted variant?
« on: May 30, 2013, 02:31:03 PM »
I perfectly know that is really hard distinguishing between a LDC seen from rear  and a LD seen from rear bust  but in this case it looks to be only laureate and draped...and unlisted in RIC.

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Re: RIC VI Trier 894 or unlisted variant?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 03:13:13 PM »
As you suggest, bust could  be laureate and only draped but what is odder to my eyes, is that there seems to have some pteryges on Sol's shoulder and that would implie Sol is RDC seen from rear?
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Re: RIC VI Trier 894 or unlisted variant?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 03:25:30 PM »
I believe that Constantine is indeed seen from the rear (that is why the bust does not go all the way to the flan, there is a small almost half-circle area left empty) and Sol is, as normal, also seen from the rear.

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Re: RIC VI Trier 894 or unlisted variant?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 03:50:47 PM »
Yes, we all agree that both are seen from rear, but if Constantine is not cuirassed (A bust), this obverse is not listed in RIC for this issue and if Sol is draped and cuirassed (that what I presume to be ptéryges suggests) this Sol bust is unlisted as well.
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Re: RIC VI Trier 894 or unlisted variant?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 04:04:58 PM »
Sorry, I misunderstood; but I don't think that Constantine's bust is clear enough to accurately judge if there is or is not a cuirass, so I would say it is LDC, rather than say it is unlisted. Sol, likewise does not clearly show a sign of cuirass.

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Re: RIC VI Trier 894 or unlisted variant?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 05:15:25 AM »
Regardless of this exemplary, o you think we can have a clear distinction between a LDCR and a LDR bust?
I'm not so sure.

By the way, i got this coin (for only 20€) mainly for the superb reverse.