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 type [NICOMEDIA 178-180] but with different mintmarks (p. 631-632). Note portrait style on obv. and error in rev legend: CONSTANTIN instead of CONSTANTINI. Coin could be regarded as an ancient imitation. Otherwise, should be listed in RIC 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; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 114 (lot 882) in May 2019 for CHF 8,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski