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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 131B], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER [...CAESAR]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSCAESAR [CONSTANTINVS CAESAR]; Victory advancing l., holding wreath, palm branch. M in left field. CONSΘ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine I and Constantius II (CONSTANTINOPLE 131A and CONSTANTINOPLE 131B in "Addenda and Corrigenda", p. 719). See also note in "Addenda and Corrigenda" to p. 584, no. 99A on p. 719. For detailed discussion see: 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.

Coin should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 131B.

See also:
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 131B], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER [...CAES]

NOTES

Siliqua. Weight 2.87 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Solidus Sommer-Auktion 43 (Live) (lot 429) in June 2019 for EUR 550.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 117 (lot 1259) in November 2003 for EUR 240; weight 3.26 g; diameter 22 mm; rev. legend breaks N-TI-N [click for picture];

- from Ramskold's paper cited above, p. 152, fig. 2, I (eBay 2008); weight 3.41 g; rev. legend breaks N-TI-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski