7-1757

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 57], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

DNCONSTANTINVSMAXAVG [D N CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTVSAVGET-CAESSNN [VIRTVS AVG ET CAESS NN]; emperor laur., in military dress, stg. l., holding vexillum resting on ground in l. hand, with r. erecting trophy, at the foot of which on either side captive seated on ground, hands tied behind back. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Constantine II [NICOMEDIA 57] (p. 610). Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 57.

NOTES

AV medallion of 1½ solidi. Weight 6.79 g. Sold on Künker auction 273 (lot 938) in March 2016 for EUR 55,000.

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. 431, no. 24; weight 6.55 g; diameter 23-24 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski