|Sale: CNG 60, Lot: 1904. Estimate $2500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002.
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
307-337 AD. AV Solidus (4.32 gm). Struck 330 AD. Nicomedia mint. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Constantine standing facing, head left, holding sceptre in left hand, raising a kneeling Constantinople with right hand; on the left stands Roma holding a shield in her left hand and supporting the kneeling female with her right hand; on the right stands Nike, crowning Constantine and holding a long palm in her left arm; SMNP. RIC VII 165; Depeyrot 41/1. Fine. ($2500)
A fascinating coin struck as a donative for the dedication of the new city of Constantinople on May 11, 330 AD. The reverse depicts Constantine raising the new city of Constantinople while the old city of Rome stands behind as protector and supporter.