|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 774. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 330-354. AR Third Siliqua (1.17 g, 12h). Constantinople mint. Struck under Constantine I, circa 330 AD. Mantled bust right, wearing hatch-marked diadem with no ties, and double pearl necklace / Large K. RIC VII -; Bendall 5b; RSC -; Cohen 23 (Fausta). EF, toned, hairline flan crack, tiny flan flaw in field before portrait, traces of deposits on reverse. Very rare.
From the Gordon S. Parry Collection. Ex Triton V (15 January 2002), lot 2173.
Probably a donative issue struck for the celebrations dedicating Constantine’s new capital city in May AD 330. The identity of the female bust remains uncertain; Helena, Fausta, and Theodora have been suggested.