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Constantinopolis (Istanbul, Turkey)

Little needs to be said about Constantine the Great's New Rome, built on top of the old Greek city Byzantion. Coinage started in 326 and continued until the fall of the Roman Empire in 1453. Mintmarks: C, CON, CONS.

Leo I, 7 February 457 - 18 January 474 A.D.

|Leo| |I|, |Leo| |I,| |7| |February| |457| |-| |18| |January| |474| |A.D.||half| |centenionalis|
Leo came to the throne at a time when the Eastern Roman army was made up almost entirely by Germans, but through his efforts the influence of the powerful German military factions was ended.
RL111190. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC X 687 (S), DOCLR 563, LRBC II 2263, SRCV V 21443, Hunter V 13, Nice gVF, well centered on an irregularly shaped flan, highlighting earthen deposits, weight 0.934 g, maximum diameter 9.9 mm, die axis 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 462 - 472 A.D.; obverse D N LEONS P F AVG (or similar), pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Leo's Latin monogram (LEONS) within wreath, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; from the Michael Arslan Collection; scarce; $140.00 SALE PRICE $126.00


City of Constantinople Commemorative, 333 - 335 A.D.

|Commemoratives|, |City| |of| |Constantinople| |Commemorative,| |333| |-| |335| |A.D.||reduced| |centenionalis|NEW
Constantinople commemoratives minted by the actual city of Constantinople mint are much scarcer than those minted by other Eastern mints.
RL111904. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Constantinople 63 (R5); LRBC I 1009; SRCV IV 16473; Cohen VII 21; Hunter V -, aVF, well centered, dark brown patina, porous, weight 2.538 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, 7th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 333 - 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINOPOLI, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing imperial cloak, scepter (reversed) over left shoulder; reverse Victory standing left, right foot on prow, scepter in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield, CONSZ in exergue; ex TMC (Tom Maus Coins, Johnson City, NY); $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00







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