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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE 38, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED MINTMARK, OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

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 MINTMARK. Specimen similar to CONSTANTINOPLE 38 except for dot in m.m. instead of star. In footnote 38 on p. 575 Bruun erroneously mixes these two separate issues: one with star and one with dot - claiming that the dot is "most likely intended for a star". For the second variant officina B is not attested. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 575 and CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 574-575.

NOTES

Weight 3.44 g; diameter 19.5 mm. Coin from CGB Monnaies 55 (lot 349), October 2012.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG eAuction 234 (lot 509) in June 2010 for $180; weight 3.58 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Victor Clark's collection; weight 3.5 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2012 for $41 (could be a worn star) [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 322 (lot 624) in March 2014 for $180; weight 2.76 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CGB auction Monnaies 43 (lot 968) in April 2010 for EUR 125; weight 2.99 g; diameter 19.50 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2017 for EUR 58; weight 2.79 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, March 2018; weight 2.51 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski