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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONSTANTINI-ANADAFNE [CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE]; Victory std. l. on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking r.; trophy in front, at the foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory. A in left field. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE - ANEPIGRAPHIC. Variety not attested in RIC. According to Victor Clark, this type was known to Voetter (cf. Otto Voetter, Constantinvs Junior. Inbesonders seine Münzen als Augustus und die gleichzeitigen Kupferprägungen in den römischen Münzstätten, Wien 1909, p. 9; example from officina B [click for picture] and Maurice (cf. Jules Maurice, Numismatique constantinienne, vol. II, Paris 1911, p. 514: "Une pièce du musée de Gothe présente une tête diadémée sans légende"), then forgotten and rediscovered circa 1989 (cf. R.S. Speck and Stephen M. Huston, Constantine's Dafne Coinage at Constantinople, San Francisco 1992; two coins from officina B and one from officina S). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 574-575.

Coin should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 29.

See also:
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Β
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Γ
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Δ
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Є
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA S
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Ζ

NOTES

Weight 2.76 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold on CNG auction XXXV (lot 1002) in September 1995; sold on Triton VIII (lot 1248) in January 2005 for $650; sold on CNG eAuction 322 (lot 622) in March 2014 for $1,200; sold on CNG eAuction 387 (lot 517) in March 2014 for $360.

Other specimens:

- from Numismatik Naumann auction 73 (lot 598), January 2019; weight 3.14 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 69 (lot 438) in September 2018 for EUR 380; weight 3.20 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- offered on Gorny & Mosch auction 253 (lot 811), March 2018; offered on Solidus Numismatik Premium-Auktion 35 (lot 124), October 2018; weight 3.07 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski