CONSTANS GOLD SOLIDUS – EXTREMELY RARE EMISSION OF NICOMEDIA WITH VICTORY HOLDING SHIELD – CHOICE AU STAR NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 12532)
ROMAN EMPIRE. CONSTANS, AD 337-350.
Gold solidus, 4.50 g., 22 mm., minted at Nicomedia, ca. AD 337-340.
Obv. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIA CONSTANTIS AVG, Victory seated right on cuirass, holding shield with inscription VOT V, a small Eros at right, reaches up to support the shield, SMNC (for Nicomedia) in exergue.
RIC 2 (R4). Cohen –. Depeyrot –.
Ex Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection (Heritage CICF 3032, 10 April 2014), lot 23662; Dreesmann Collection (Spink London, 13 April 2000), lot 168; Christie’s (London 6 October 1987), lot 457.
NGC graded CHOICE AU STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5.