7-3156

RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 189], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PIETAS AVGVSTI NOSTRI]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PIETASAVGVSTINOSTRI [PIETAS AVGVSTI NOSTRI]; Emperor in military dress stg. l., holding sceptre in l. hand, assisting kneeling turreted Constantinople (Byzantium), r. breast bare, presented by Roma (or Virtus) also with bare r. breast and holding shield; Emperor crowned by Victory with palm branch stg. behind him. TS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not attested in RIC for Thessalonica but cf. TRIER 569-570 and NICOMEDIA 162-163, 165-168. Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 189.

NOTES

AV medallion of 4½ solidi. Weight 20.21 g. Sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 120 (lot 842) in October 2020 for CHF 350,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski