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Unique Constantine I Solidus

CNG 88, Lot: 1430. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.48 g, 12h). Nicomedia mint. Struck circa AD 335. CONSTANTI NVS NAX AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA CONSTANTIN AVG, Victory seated right on cuirass and shield, inscribing VOT/XXX in two lines on shield, supported by Genius; SMN•. RIC VII -; Depeyrot 45/1 (this coin referenced); Calicó -. EF, a few tiny marks. Depeyrot cites only one example, this coin. Unique.

From the Sierra Collection. Ex Ponterio 141 (12 January 2007), lot 1719; Hess-Leu 49 (27 April 1971), lot 462.