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    Helena Solidus

    Helena, Mother of Constantine I. . Solidus, 4.36g (1h). Sirmium, 324-5 AD. Obv: FL HELENA - AVGVSTA Diademed, draped bust right, seen from front, wearing earring and necklace. Rx: SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICE Empress, draped and veiled, standing left holding branch, SIRM in exergue. RIC 60 (BM only). Depeyrot 9/6, p. 106 (4 specimens, including ours). Cohen 11 (800 Fr.). Apparently only the fourth recorded solidus of Helena from this mint, the other three being in BM, the Sirmium Hoard, and M&M 52, 19-20 June 1975, lot 759. Impressive pedigree. A great rarity. This coin has been repaired and the surface wizzed, but still it has good eye appeal and would be presentable even in an important collection, otherwise About EF.

    Ex Leu 28, 5-6 May 1981, lot 568 (brought 39,000 Swiss francs plus fees).




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    April, 2011
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