7-1855

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE 99, CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY, UNLISTED ISSUE

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONSTANTINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; four standards. CONSBM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to CONSTANTINOPLE 99 (Paris, 4.96 g, 22.5 mm; cited in RIC) exccept for m.m. CONSBM instead of CONS. Note, however, that this type probably belongs to the separate earlier issue (dated to 333/334). For detailed discussion see: Lars Ramskold, "The silver emissions of Constantine I from Constantinopolis, and the celebration of the millennium of Byzantion in 333/334 CE", Jahrbuch für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte 2016, vol. 68, pp. 145-198.

NOTES

Miliarense. Weight 4.52 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 84 (lot 2110) in May 2015 for CHF 3,250; sold on Roma Numismatics auction XXIII (lot 647) in March 2022 for GBP 3,000


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski