7-1017

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 59], CONSTANTINOPOLI, Æ TRIAL PIECE

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINOPOLI [CONSTANTINOPOLI]; bust l. of Constantinopolis, turreted, dr.

REVERSE

[no legend]; Victory stg. facing between two shields, holding wreath in r. hand and palm in l. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

Æ TRIAL PIECE. Probably trial piece of unknown AV medallion (at least 1½ solidi) from commemorative series of the period 330-346. Tooled and needs further investigations. Could be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 59.

NOTES

Weight 6.10 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 14 (lot 489) in May 1999 for CHF 3,500; sold on CNG eAuction 271 (lot 94) in January 2012 for $10,000; sold on CNG auction 93 (lot 1258) in May 2013 for $4,500.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski