7-346

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 127], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

ANEPIGRAPHIC (no legend); head r. with plain diadem, looking upwards.

REVERSE

CONSTAN-TI-NVSCAESAR [CONSTANTINVS CAESAR]; Victory advancing l., holding wreath, palm branch. CONSΘ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this type only shorter reverse legend CONSTANTINVS CAES (p. 587). Coin should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 127. See also: Lars Ramskold, "The silver emissions of Constantine I from Constantinopolis, and the celebration of the millennium of Byzantion in 333/334 CE", Jahrbuch für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte 2016, vol. 68, pp. 145-198.

NOTES

Siliqua. Weight 2.73 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on Astarte auction XIX (lot 993) in May 2006 for CHF 1,500.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG auction 84 (lot 1531) in May 2010 for USD 650 (officina letter illegible); weight 2.63 g; diameter 18 mm; rev. legend break I-N [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2010 for EUR 52.99 (officina letter illegible); weight 2.8 g; diameter 18-19 mm; rev. legend breaks T-I-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski