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Triton XX, Lot: 878. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantius II. AD 337-361. AV Semissis (16mm, 2.15 g, 12h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 355-361. CONSTAN TIVS AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory seated right on shield and cuirass, holding wreath inscribed VOT/XXXX in two lines; wreath supported from underneath by Cupid standing left; CONS. RIC VIII 130 (R4–nine-siliqua piece); Depeyrot 5/3 (fraction of 1.5 scruples); Biaggi –. EF, a couple light scrapes and scratches, edge a little ragged. Very rare, both RIC and Depeyrot only cite the example in Belgrade, none in CoinArchives.

From the Continental Collection. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 82 (29 April 1997), lot 361; Giessener Münzhandlung 79 (14 October 1996), lot 714.