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Lot 2372

Constantine I, the Great, AD 307-337. Gold Solidus (4.41 g) minted posthumously at Antioch, c. late AD 337. Diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Constantine the Great. Reverse: Victory seated right on cuirass inscribing shield being held by winged genius. RIC 13 [as R4]; C. 598. Lower half of obverse lightly scraped (at mint to reduce coin's weight?), but possessing excellent detail. Extremely Fine.

The gold solidus, as a denomination and replacement for the gold aureus, was introduced c. AD 310 by Constantine I. This particular issue, while without the "Divus" (or Divine) inscription typical on earlier emperor's coins, was nevertheless struck posthumously by Constantine II and family.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
Deascensioned from the Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, Kansas.

Realized $3,910

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