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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 185], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

ANEPIGRAPHIC (no legend); head r. with rosette-diadem, looking upwards [E5].

REVERSE

VICTORIACONSTANTINIAVG [VICTORIA CONSTANTINI AVG]; Victory std. r. on cuir., shield, inscribing VOT/XXX on shield supported by Genius. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE - E5. RIC lists similar AV fractions [NICOMEDIA 172 (Numismatica Genevensis 8, lot 140, 1.64 g) and NICOMEDIA 185 (Hess 1935, Sammlung Franz Trau, lot 3906, 2.25 g)] but with different bust types and obv. legends. Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 185.

NOTES

AV fraction (probably of 1½ scripula or 9 siliquae). Weight 1.73 g; diameter 15 mm. Coin sold on Triton XIV (lot 838) in January 2011 for $15,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 102 (lot 583) in October 2017 for CHF 15,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski