7-023

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

In two vertical lines (from right to left): DNCONSTANTINVS/MAXTRIVMFAVG [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX TRIVMF AVG]; Tyche of Constantinople, dr., std., facing on throne, holding cornucopiae, feet on prow. MCONSЄ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Є. RIC lists only officinae B, Δ and S (p. 578). Note that description of reverse is taken from RIC. In fact, there is personification of Constantinopolis, turreted (or turreted and veiled), seated r., head facing, r. foot on stool (or prow), holding branch (or short sceptre) in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. Issue was 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 Z
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Θ
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA I
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA IA
CONSTANTINOPLE [after 53], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX TRIVMF AVG], OFFICINA S
CONSTANTINOPLE [after 53], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX TRIVMF AVG], OFFICINA I

NOTES

AR medallion. Weight 17.56 g (five-siliquae multiple); diameter 31 mm. Offered on Tkalec auction October 2003 (lot 419); sold on CNG CNG Triton VIII (lot 1249) in January 2005 for USD 32,500. Shown in Ramskold-Lenski's paper cited above, plate 2, no. 8.

Other specimens:

- from Ramskold-Lenski's paper cited above, plate 2, no. 7; weight 16.56 g [click for picture];

- sold on CNG Feature Sale 120 (lot 956) in May 2022 for USD 26,000; weight 15.46 g; diameter 28 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski