7-1698

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE 53, CONSTANTINE I, NO OFFICINA LETTER

  

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. MCONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

NO OFFICINA LETTER. 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, 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 S
CONSTANTINOPLE [after 53], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX TRIVMF AVG], OFFICINA Ι

NOTES

AR medallion. Weight 16.82 g; diameter 29 mm (five-siliquae multiple). Sold on CGB live auction in June 2016 (lot 391698) for EUR 32,000. Not listed in Ramskold-Lenski's article.

Other specimens:

- from Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above (plate 1, no. 1); weight 17.62 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski