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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2170. Estimate $6000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Aureus (5.29 gm). Struck 312 AD. Antioch Mint. CONSTAN-TINVS P F AVG, laureate head right / VOTIS V MVLTIS X, Victory standing right, inscribing VI/CTO/RIA/AVG in four lines on a shield set on a cippus; SMAS. RIC VII 1; Depeyrot 30/1; Alföldi 712; Cohen 746. Near EF, slight wave in flan. Very rare, only two specimens cited by Depeyrot. Possibly the finest known of this variety. ($6000)

For another example struck from the same obverse die, see Hess-Leu Auktion 41 (24-25 April 1969), lot 564.