7-1770

RIC VII, HERACLEA [after 102], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONSTANTINVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; two interlaced wreaths; above, star. SMH• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Reverse type not attested for Heraclea but cf. TRIER 497, TICINUM 192, SIRMIUM 62 and NICOMEDIA 109. However, note that it could be an ancient imitation or the result of a double strike. Also the possibility of modern forgery could not be excluded. Otherwise, coin should be listed after HERACLEA 102.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.28 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Genevensis auction 8 (lot 138) in November 2014 for CHF 50,000; sold on CNG Triton XIX (lot 619) in January 2016 for $47,500.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski