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

  

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. MCONSΖ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Ζ. 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 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 15.48 g; diameter 30 mm (five-siliquae multiple). From the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18200825). Shown in Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above, plate 2, no. 10.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction in November 2007 for $10,807; weight 17.49 g; diameter 32 mm; shown in Ramskold-Lenski's article cited above, plate 2, no. 11 [click for picture]. Sold on Nomos auction in May 2010 for CHF 44,000, but described as "medallion in the weight of 6 siliquae (Silver, 19.08 g)" (sic!) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski