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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [after 53], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [MAX TRIVMF AVG D N CONSTANTINVS], OFFICINA S

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

In two vertical lines (from right to left): MAXTRIVMFAVG/DNCONSTANTINVS [MAX TRIVMF AVG D N CONSTANTINVS]; Roma, helmeted and dr., std. facing on throne, holding long sceptre in l. hand and globe in r. hand, feet on prow., shield to left. MCONSS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists only rare issue with Constantinople (Tyche of Constantinople) on rev. [CONSTANTINOPLE 53, p. 578]. Both variants were prepared to commemorate the dedication of Constantinople in 11 May 330. See: Lars Ramskold, Noel Lenski, "Constantinople's dedication medallions and the maintenance of civic traditions", Numismatische Zeitschrift 2012, no. 119, p. 31-58.

See also:
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, NO OFFICINA LETTER
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Ζ
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Θ
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Ι
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA ΙΑ
CONSTANTINOPLE [after 53], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX TRIVMF AVG], OFFICINA Ι

NOTES

AR medallion. Weight 17.86 g (five-siliquae multiple); diameter 30 mm. Sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 42 (lot 202) in November 2007 for CHF 8,000 [click for picture]; sold on Triton XVI (lot 1155) in January 2013 for $17,000 (note a repair on obv.). Shown in Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above, plate 3, no. 16.

Other specimens:

- from Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above, plate 3, no. 17; weight 17.00 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski