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RIC VII, SIRMIUM [before 42], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [SECVRITAS PERPETVA]

   

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

SECVRITASP-ERPETVA [SECVRITAS PERPETVA]; Emperor laur., stg. l. in military dress, l. holding sceptre, r. crowning trophy at the foot of which cuirass, shield. SIRM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar issue [SIRMIUM 42 (from Roma Numismatics; weight 4.42 g; diameter 19 mm)] with bust B1 [head r., laur.] and rev. legend SECVRITAS PERPETVAE. Coin should be listed before SIRMIUM 42.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.45 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 75 (lot 323) in November 2013 for CHF 38,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on Hess-Divo auction 307 (lot 1743) in June 2007 for CHF 16,500; sold on Roma Numismatics for GBP 10,000; sold on Heritage Auctions (lot 23434) on September 2013 for $30,550; sold on Rauch auction 94/1 (lot 1345) in April 2014 for EUR 32,000; weight 4.45 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Busso Peus auction 413 (lot 551) in October 2014 for EUR 3,500; weight 4.40 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski