7-426

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 100], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND OBVERSE LEGEND [1¼ solidi]

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTANTINVSAVG [D N CONSTANTINVS AVG] [1c]; head r. with plain diadem, looking upwards [E4].

REVERSE

EQVISRO-MANVS [EQVIS ROMANVS]; emperor mounted r., raising r. hand. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE [E4] AND OBVERSE LEGEND [1c]. RIC lists for this type only bust B4 and obv. legend 1a (p. 616; see example of NICOMEDIA 100; NAC 41, lot 144, 6.56 g, 25 mm). Weight close to aureus, but probably a multiple (medallion of 1¼ solidi) and should be listed after NICOMEDIA 100.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 100], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND OBVERSE LEGEND [1½ solidi]

NOTES

AV medallion of 1¼ solidi. Weight 5.29 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 145 (lot 148) in January 2009 for $16,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction II (lot 769) in October 2011 for GBP 8,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction VII (lot 1296) in March 2014 for GBP 11,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction X (lot 877) in September 2015 for GBP 9,500.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 51 (lot 426) in March 2009 for CHF 30,000; weight 5.25 g; rev. legend unbroken [click for picture];

- from: Miloje Vasić, Vladislav Popović, "Un trésor de monnaies d'or de Sirmium", Mélanges de l'école française de Rome. Antiquité 1975, no. 1, p. 431, no. 26; weight 5.23 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Nomos auction 13 (lot 288) in October 2016 for CHF 36,000; weight 5.26 g; diameter 26 mm; rev. legend unbroken [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski