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

  

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. Β 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 Α
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 3.1412 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction 84 (lot 1515) in May 2010 for $1,700.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 70 (lot 701) in October 2018 for EUR 240; weight 2.96 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-LIVE Auction 1 (lot 839) in July 2018 for GBP 360 (described as "smoothed"); weight 3.03 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2018 for $239.99 (note that this coin is heavy tooled; probably a modern FORGERY made from genuine ancient coin) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski