7-779

RIC VII, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [INDIAN IMITATION]

 

OBVERSE

CONSTANT-[?]MAXAVG [CONSTANT[?] MAX AVG]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir [E8].

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-V-[V]-ENTVTIS[?] [PRINCIPI VVENTVTIS[?]]; prince stg. l., r. holding legionary standard, l. hand on hip; legionary standard to right; flanking him, two captives std. on ground. SNAN• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Apparently of Kushan origin. Note clumsy lettering (letters "A", "N" and "M" resemble "H") and very good portrait. SNAN• is possibly an imitation of mintmark SMAN•, so this specimen could be an imitation of unknown official issue from Antioch.

NOTES

AV medallion. Weight 17.09 g. Coin sold on CNG auction in January 2006 for $18,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski