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11100806

Third Known

CNG 111, Lot: 806. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. AV Nine Siliqua – 1½ Scripulum (15.5mm, 1.62 g, 12h). Nicomedia mint. Struck AD 335. Rosette-diademed head right, eyes to God / VICTORIA CONSTANTINI AVG, Victory, winged, draped, seated right on cuirass, holding a shield inscribed VOT/ XXX in two lines; to right, small winged Genius (or Cupid) supporting the shield with both hands; SMN. Depeyrot 46/4, otherwise unpublished in the standard references. EF, lustrous, some light scratches on obverse. Extremely rare, the third recorded example.


Depeyrot cites one example in a public collection in Trier. The second recorded example was sold in Triton XIV (4 January 2011), lot 838 (hammer $15,000) and subsequently sold by Numismatica Ars Classica 102 (24 October 2017), lot 583 (hammer 15,000 CHF).