7-1856

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 69A], HELENA, UNLISTED ISSUE

  

OBVERSE

FLHELENA-AVGVSTA [FL HELENA AVGVSTA]; bust r., diademed, mantled, with necklace.

REVERSE

SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE [SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE]; Securitas stg. l., lowering branch, raising robe with l. hand (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 750). SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen similar to solidus NICOMEDIA 79 (Hess 1935, Sammlung Franz Trau, lot 3589, 4.2 g), but belongs to the group of multiples. Should be listed before NICOMEDIA 69A.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [before 69A], HELENA, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

AV medallion of 2 solidi. Weight 9.02 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 84 Part I (lot 1212) in May 2015 for CHF 300,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski