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    Constantine II as Caesar (AD 317-337). AV solidus (20mm, 4.43 gm, 6h).  Sirmium, AD 325-326. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II right /  FELIX PROC-ESSVS COS III, Constantine II  standing left, togate, holding globe in right hand and baton in left; in exergue, SIRM. RIC --. cf. VII 57 (same reverse type for Crispus). Cohen 107 variant. Depeyrot 4/2 variant (COS II). Extremely rare, possibly unique! NGC (photo-certificate) Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Dreesmann Collection (Spink London, 13 April 2000), lot 152; M&M Basel List 461 (November/December 1983), no. 50. 

    RIC records this reverse type for Crispus in AD 324/5, but shows no coin of this type for Constantine II. Two other solidi of a similar type, but COS II, are known to exist, but a search of auction archives and museum collections has turned up no other coins of COS III with this reverse type. 

    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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