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    Rare Thessalonica Constans

    Constans (AD 337-350). AV solidus (21mm, 4.44 gm, 5h). Thessalonica, AD 337-340. CONSTANS  P F AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans right, bust viewed from front / VICTORIA DD NN AVGG, Victory advancing left, holding trophy in right hand and palm branch cradled in left arm, TSЄ in exergue. RIC 4 (R4). Depeyrot 1/3. Extremely rare, only the second example offered at auction in 15+ years!  NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5.

    Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection Part II (Stack's, 3 May 1980), lot 1320.

    The distinctive style seen on the obverse portrait of this attractive solidus can also be seen on gold and silver medallions struck at the Thessalonica mint around the same time (AD 337-340). 


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    September, 2016
    8th-13th Thursday-Tuesday
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