CONSTANTINE THE GREAT GOLD SOLIDUS – EXTREMELY RARE ISSUE OF THESSALONICA – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 14283)
ROMAN EMPIRE. CONSTANTINE I, AD 307-337.
Gold solidus, 4.30 g., 19 mm., minted at Thessalonica, AD 317.
Obv. Laureate head right.
Rev. VICTORIA AVGV-STORVM, emperor standing left, wearing a wreath and holding globe and spear, being crown by Victoria who stands behind him, SMTS in exergue.
RIC VII, 11 (citing specimens in Paris and London); Depeyrot 8/4 (referencing 3 specimens, including without doubt the ones mentioned in RIC).
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, an extremely rare variety, with only 4 specimens readily documentable.