7-1592

RIC VII, CYZICUS [before 21], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-I-V-VENTVTIS [PRINCIPI-IVVENTVTIS]; prince stg. l., looking r., in military dress, holding sceptre on l. arm, standard with eagle holding wreath in r. hand; to r., another standard with hand. SMKЄ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Constantius II [CYZICUS 21] (p. 646). Coin should be listed before CYZICUS 21.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.48 g. Coin sold on Numismatic Fine Arts auction 22 (lot 137) in June 1989 for $5,500; sold on Rauch auction 103, session 1 (lot 522) in March 2017 for EUR 9,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG Triton XVII (lot 797) in January 2014 for $12,000 (note laurel wreath resembling pearl diadem); weight 4.48 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

ATTENTION! Also modern forgery exists:

- sold on eBay (retige2403) in October 2017 for $1,356; weight 5.38 g (sic!); diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay (oldromancoins) in June 2019 for $531.10; weight 4.67 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski