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

  

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. MCONSΙ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Ι. RIC lists only officinae Β, 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 Є
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Ζ
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA Θ
CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OFFICINA ΙΑ
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 Ι

NOTES

AR medallion. Weight 17.39 g; diameter 30 mm (five-siliquae multiple). Sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 40 (lot 855) in May 2007 for CHF 17,000; sold on Künker auction 143 (lot 742) in October 2008 for EUR 58,000. Shown in Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above, plate 3, no. 14.

Other specimens:

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 2770); shown in Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above, plate 3, no. 13; weight 18.10 g; diameter 28 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski