7-976

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [after 98], CONSTANTINE I (?), UNLISTED ISSUE [IRREGULAR COIN]

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

C[retrograde]ONSTAI-TI-NASCAESAVC[retrograde] [CONSTAITINAS CAES AVC[retrograde]]; Victory advancing l. with wreath and palm branch. CONCOB [retrograde] in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. The combination of motifs from Constantinoplian gold coinage with unusual rev. legend and m.m. (resembling CONSTANTINOPLE 91-92). Interesting light weight "barbarous" solidus. Could be listed after CONSTANTINOPLE 98.

NOTES

Underweight solidus. Weight 3.87 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction in May 2010 for $3,700.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski