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Triton XXII, Lot: 1176. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantius II. AD 337-361. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.50 g, 6h). Tricennalia issue. Nicomedia mint, 4th officina. Struck AD 355-361. FL IVL CONSTAN TIVS PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder in right hand and shield decorated with horseman motif in left / GLORIA REI PVBLICAE, Roma, holding spear and head facing, and Constantinopolis, head left, holding scepter and foot on prow, seated on thrones facing one another, holding between them wreath inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX in four lines; SMNC. RIC VIII 74; Depeyrot 5/2; DOC 124 corr. (officina listed as Є); Biaggi –. Superb EF, fully lustrous, very minor doubling in obverse legend.


From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection, purchased from Edward Waddell, 17 December 2006.