7-1930

RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 146], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [SENATVS]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVS-AVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., with plain diadem, looking upwards.

REVERSE

SENA-TVS [SENATVS]; emperor togate stg. l., holding globe, sceptre. SMTS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar rev. [THESSALONICA 146; BM 1844,1015.308; 13.23 g; 38 mm] but with different bust type and obv. legend. This denomination is also lighter: two solidi instead of three. Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 146.

NOTES

AV medallion of 2 solidi. Weight 8.72 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 88, session 1 (lot 499) in October 2015 for CHF 160,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 111 (lot 225) in September 2018 for CHF 160,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski