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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 133], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b] AND BUST TYPE [E8]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVH [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG] [1b]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr. cuir. [E8].

REVERSE

GLORIARO-MANORVM [GLORIA ROMANORVM]; Roma std. l. on cuir., Victory on globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand; behind her, shield. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b] AND BUST TYPE - E8. RIC lists similar type with obv. legend 1a (anepigraphic) and bust E5 (p. 622, NICOMEDIA 133, BM 1853,0512.218, 8.14 g). Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 133.

NOTES

AV medallion of 2 solidi. Weight 9.07 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on Künker auction 100 (lot 81) in June 2005 for EUR 58,000; sold by CNG Coinshop (no. 784744) for $87,500.

Other specimens:

- 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. 432, no. 32; weight 8.98 g; diameter 29 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski