7-1095

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE 135A/-, CONSTANTINE II, HYBRID

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; Victory advancing l., holding wreath, palm branch. C•H in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

HYBRID. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine II [CONSTANTINOPLE 135A, in "Addenda and Corrigenda" (p. 719)], Constans [CONSTANTINOPLE 136] and Dalmatius [CONSTANTINOPLE 136A, in "Addenda and Corrigenda" (p. 719)]. Rev. legend CONSTANTINVS AVG suggests Constantine I but plain diadem on obv. is highly unexpected for him. Thus this coin is probably a hybrid with obverse of Constantine II [CONSTANTINOPLE 135A] and unlisted reverse of Constantine I.

NOTES

Siliqua. Weight 3.10 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Aurea Numismatika auction 29 (lot 2546) in December 2009 for CZK 15,000; offered on Art Coins Roma auction 12 (lot 958) in October 2014.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski