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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2173. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HELENA, mother of Constantine I. AR Third Siliqua (1.17 gm). Struck circa 11 May 330 AD. Constantinople mint. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing necklace of pearls / Large K within beaded border. RIC VII -; cf. Mazzini V pl. XXXVIII, 287 (Constantine II); RSC -. Toned, superb EF. Extremely rare. ($2000)

Probably a donative issue struck for the celebrations dedicating Constantine's new capital city in May 330.