7-3167

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA 160, CONSTANTINE I, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

ADV-EN-TVSAVGN [ADVENTVS AVG N]; Emperor on horseback l., head facing, r. raising, l. holding reins; preceded by Victory advancing l., head turned r., holding palm and wreath. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. Listed in RIC after d"Ennery 11 [i.e. Catalogue des médailles antiques et modernes, principalement des inédites et des rares, en or, argent, bronze, etc., du cabinet de M. d'Ennery, écuyer, Paris 1788]. A concise description of rev. ("Emperor mounted, precede by Victory holding wreath, branch") is probably also taken from d'Ennery [p. 189, no. 11: "L'Empereur à cheval précédé par la Victoire qui tient une couronne et une palme"].

But d"Ennery gives in exergue SMNΓ, while RIC gives SMN. Actually, both varieties of m.m. are confirmed together with the third variety: SMNM. Note also that RIC gives rev. legend (again after d"Ennery) like it was unbroken: ADVENTVS AVG N. Should be: ADV-EN-TVS AVG N.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 160], CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [SMNΓ]
NICOMEDIA [after 160], CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [SMNM]

NOTES

AV medallion of 1½ solidi. Weight 6.61 g; diameter 26 mm. From Museum of Fine Arts Boston (no. 1993.65).

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica 80 (lot 257) in October 2014 for CHF 120,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction XX (lot 694) in October 2020 for GBP 77,500 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski