7-2970

RIC VII, TRIER 32, CONSTANTINE I, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTI-NVSPFAVG [CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VICTORIACONSTANTINIAVG [VICTORIA CONSTANTINI AVG]; Victory adv. l. with wreath and palm branch, on both sides captive std. on ground. PTR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. RIC gives rev. legend break: CONSTAN-TINI, but variety with that break probably does not exist. Three specimens cited in RIC (London; Hirsch xxiv, 2586; Basel 10, 769; see below) have rev. legend unbroken. It is important because for gold issues different rev. legend break makes a separate entry.

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.42 g; diameter 19 mm. Sold on Heritage Auctions sale 3071 (lot 32259) in January 2019 for $11,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction XVIII (lot 1231) in September 2019 for GBP 13,000.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. R.150); weight 4.37 g [click for picture];

- from Hirsch auction XXIV (lot 2586); weight 4.46 g [click for picture];

- from Basel auction 10 (lot 769); weight 4.50 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski