CONSTANTINE I (the GREAT), blundered legend; VERY RARE; Unlisted in RIC !!

Ancient Coins - CONSTANTINE I (the GREAT), blundered legend; VERY RARE; Unlisted in RIC !!
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CONSTANTINE I (the GREAT), 307/310-337 AD. Æ-Reduced Follis (19mm, 2.53g). CONSTAN - NVS (sic, TI left out) MAX AVG, Bust draped, cuirassed r., seen from front, wearing rosette and laurel-leaf diadem. / GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS, Two soldiers standing with two standards between them, SMKΓ in exergue. (mint of Cyzicus). VERY RARE; Unlisted in RIC, see: RIC VII, pg 655, #79. Dark green patina; scratches and some roughness, reverse with dirt remaining. (Obverse of coin looks much better in hand than picture implies.)
 
Diadem and obv. legend var. of RIC VII, #79, officina (unlisted for #79).  Good VF, brown surfaces. An apparently unrecorded obverse legend error, not in either RIC or Lech Stepniewski's Not in RIC. Our laureate bust type is also not listed by RIC, though Bruck, Kupferprägung, p. 26 indicates that this bust type occurs at Cyzicus.
 
VERY RARE for blundered legend; rosette and laurel-leaf diadem, and unrecorded officina for RIC #79 !
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