7-1207

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 171], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED MINTMARK

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSMAXAVG [CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VICTORIACONSTANTINAVG [VICTORIA CONSTANTIN (sic!) AVG]; Vistoria std. r. on cuir., shield, iscribing VOT/XXX on shield supported by genius. SMN• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED MINTMARK. RIC lists similar issues [NICOMEDIA 178-180] but with different mintmarks (p. 631-632). Note portrait style on obv. and error in rev legend: CONSTANTIN instead of CONSTANTINI, which may indicate an imitation. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 171.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.48 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction 88 (lot 1430) in September 2011 for $16,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski