7-195

RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 7], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT XXX]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG] VOT/XXX in laurel wreath. A in middle field. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. This type was struck for Constantine's vicennalia at Rome, Ticinum and Heraclea. Bruun notes that "Constantine celebrated his vicennalia twice, on 25 July 325 in Nicomedia and on the same day a year later in Rome" (footnote 2 on p. 57). It is possible that this coin was struck at the last occasion just after the opening of the Constantinople mint in 326 and should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 7.

NOTES

Weight 2.35 g. Sold on CNG auction XXXV (lot 989) in September 1995; sold on Triton VIII (lot 1247) in January 2005 for $600.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski