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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 134], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND MINTMARK

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5].

REVERSE

VIRTVSCON-STANTINICAES [VIRTVS CONSTANTINI CAES]; prince in military dress, advancing r., trophy across l. shoulder, transverse spear in r. hand, cloak flying, captive sitting on ground at either side. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5. RIC lists similar type [NICOMEDIA 134] but with bust B1 and m.m. SMNΓ (p. 622). Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 134.

NOTES

AV Medallion of 1½ solidi. Weight 6.74 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 24 (lot 294) in December 2002 for CHF 14,400.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski