A beautiful solidus of Constantine I with a splendid portrait
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Constantine I, 307/310-337. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.41 g, 6 h), Constantinopolis, late 335-336. CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right. Rev. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG / CONS Victory advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond in her left. Depeyrot 5/1. RIC 68. A beautiful piece with a splendid portrait. Light scratch on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang and from the collection of a retired senior air force officer, Leu 7, 24-25 October 2020, 1738, ex Hirsch 279, 8 February 2012, 2786.

This coin is part of a series celebrating the victoriousness of Constantine and his Caesars, which through the elevation of Delmatius (or Dalmatius) on 18 September 335 now numbered to four: Constantine's three surviving sons Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans, and the aforementioned Delmatius, who was the son of Constantine's half-brother Flavius Delmatius and hence a nephew of the emperor.
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