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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 117], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER [Victory]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; Victory advancing l., holding wreath, palm branch. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine II (p. 619). SMN in m.m. but this coin probably belongs to the same period as NICOMEDIA 117. See: Lars Ramskold, "Constantine's Vicennalia and the Death of Crispus", Niš and Byzantium XI, 2013, p. 447. Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 117.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 117], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED FOR RULER [Victory]

NOTES

Siliqua. Weight 2.46 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 27 (lot 916) in May 2016 for GBP 420.

Other specimens:

- from Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (picture from the Ramskold's article cited above) [click for picture];

- from Wildwinds; contributed by MJ [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski