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

  

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. Δ 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 Β
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Γ
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 3.39 g; diameter 20 mm. Offered on VCoins (Marcantica) in April 2015 for EUR 1200 [Thanks to the collaboration of Nicola Tammaro].

Other specimens:

- from article: Konstantin Olbrich, "Constantiniana Daphne. Die Gründungsmythen eines anderen Rom?," Klio 2006, vol. 88, no. 2, s. 508; weight 2.52 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Savoca Numismatik Live Online Auction 11 (lot 727) in December 2016 (described by the seller as "tooled" - possibly the modern forgery); weight 2.97 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski