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 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 of 1½ solidi which belongs to commemorative series of the period 330-346. Could be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 59.

NOTES

Weight 6.10 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction in May 1999 for CHF 3,500; sold on CNG auction in January 2012 for $10,000; sold on CNG auction in May 2013 for $4,500.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski