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    Extremely Rare Variety

    Constans (AD 337-350). AV solidus (22mm, 4.52 gm, 11h).  Nicomedia, AD 337-340. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, laureate-rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, left shoulder raised, seen from front / VICTORIA CONSTANTIS AVG, Victory seated right on cuirass, shield behind, holding and supporting on her knee a shield which she inscribes VOT V; before her stands Cupid reaching up to support shield, SMNC in exergue. RIC 2 (R4). Cohen --. Depeyrot --. An extremely rare variety, with only two specimens recorded! Artfully engraved, well struck, with much residual luster. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice AU? 5/5 - 4/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection (Spink London, 13 April 2000), lot 168; Christie's (London 6 October 1987), lot 457. 

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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    April, 2014
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