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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA ς

  

OBVERSE

ANEPIGRAPHIC (no legend); head r. with rosette-diadem, looking upwards.

REVERSE

CONSTANTINI-ANADAFNE [CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE]; Victory std. l. on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking r.; trophy in front, at the foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory. ς in left field. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE - ANEPIGRAPHIC. Variety not attested in RIC. According to Victor Clark, this type was known to Voetter (cf. Otto Voetter, Constantinvs Junior. Inbesonders seine Münzen als Augustus und die gleichzeitigen Kupferprägungen in den römischen Münzstätten, Wien 1909, p. 9; example from officina B [click for picture] and Maurice (cf. Jules Maurice, Numismatique constantinienne, vol. II, Paris 1911, p. 514: "Une pièce du musée de Gothe présente une tête diadémée sans légende"), then forgotten and rediscovered circa 1989 (cf. R.S. Speck and Stephen M. Huston, Constantine's Dafne Coinage at Constantinople, San Francisco 1992; two coins from officina B and one from officina S). Coin should be listed before CONSTANTINOPLE 29.

See also:
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Α
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Β
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Γ
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Δ
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Є
CONSTANTINOPLE [before 29], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE, OFFICINA Ζ

NOTES

Weight 3.09 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 159 (lot 476) in October 2007 for EUR 2,100.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in July 2010 for $595 [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Rauch auction 87 (lot 852) in December 2010 for EUR 1,700; weight 2.83 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on CNG eAuction 339 (lot 422) in November 2014 for $170; weight 2.82 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 2.779 g; diameter 19.8 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski