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    Constantine the Great Medallion

    Constantine I. 307-337 AD. One and one-half solidus gold medallion, 24 mm, 6.29g (6h). Siscia, 326-7 AD. Obv: No legend. Head right looking upwards, wearing diadem of two strings of pearls enclosing a row of alternate laurel leaves and rosettes. Rx: GLORIA CON - STANTINI AVG Emperor in military dress advancing right, about to step on seated captive before him, dragging a second, walking captive by his hair behind him, and holding trophy over left shoulder; in exergue SIS. RIC 206 (7 specimens). Depeyrot p. 153 (8 specimens). Cohen 237 (300 Fr.). Impressive pedigree. This coin is a significant anepigraphic type, particularly pleasant when found in a medallion. Heavy smoothing in entire right field in front of portrait. Some additional contact marks on neck and face, otherwise extremely pleasant. Good VF.

    Ex NFA XIV, 29 November 1984, lot 555. Ex Hess-Leu 41, 24-5 April 1969, lot 565.




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