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RIC Volume VIII - Family of Constantine: Constantinople Mint


Anonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine, AE 4, 330, Constantinopolis, Officina 5
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of the Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopia on left shoulder
(No legend)
Milvian (?) Bridge with towers at each end surmounted by three round objects
CONS / E above, waves and pylons below
14mm, 1.02g
RIC VIII, 21 (C3); Vagi 3043
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 398, September 2005


Anonymous Issue during the reign of Constantine, AE 4, 330, Constantinopolis, Officina 8
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of the Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopia on left shoulder
(No legend)
Milvian (?) Bridge with towers with three round objects on top at each end, waves and pylons (?) below
CONS / H in center field
13mm x 14mm, 1.22g
RIC VIII, 21; Vagi 3043
Ex Rich Pearlman

Note: David Vagi asserts this issue has a higher silver content than other billon issues of the same era and were probably distribution pieces for the consecration ceremony at Constantinople.


Anonymous Issue during the era of Constantine I, AE4, 330, Constantinople, Officina 5
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopiae on left shoulder
(No legend)
* / CONSG in wreath terminating in rosette
14mm x 15mm, 1.09g
RIC VIII, 22 (C3)


Anonymous Issue during the era of Constantine I, AE4, 330, Constantinople, Officina 5
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopiae on left shoulder
(No legend)
* / CONSE in wreath terminating in rosette
13mm x 14mm, 1.16g
RIC VIII, 22 (C3)


Anonymous Issue during the era of Constantine I, AE4, 330, Constantinople, Officina 6
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopiae on left shoulder
(No legend)
* / CONSV in wreath terminating in rosette
14mm x 15mm, 1.24g
RIC VIII, 22 (C3)


Anonymous Issue during the era of Constantine I, AE4, 330, Constantinople, Officina 9
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopiae on left shoulder
* in wreath
CONSQ below
14mm x 15mm, 0.87g
RIC VIII, 22 (C3)


Anonymous Issue during the era of Constantine I, AE4, 330, Constantinople, Officina 10
POP ROMANVS
Laureate, draped bust of Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopiae on left shoulder
* in wreath
CONSI below
14mm, 0.95g
RIC VIII, 22 (C3)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 398, September 2005


Roman Imperial, Anonymous Issue during the era of Constantine I, AE4, 330, Constantinople, Officina 10
POP ROMANV_S
Laureate, draped bust of Genius of the Roman People left, cornucopiae on left shoulder
* / CONSI in wreath surmounted by rosette
14mm, 1.01g
RIC VIII, 22 (C3)
Ex Frank Robinson Auction, 2003


Helena, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, First Group, Officina 5
FL IVL HE_LENAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PAX PV_BLICA .
Pax standing facing, head left, branch in right hand pointing downward, transverse scepter in left
CONSE in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.34g
RIC VIII, 33 (S)


Helena, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, First Group, Officina 5
FL IVL HE_LENAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PAX PV_B_LICA .
Pax standing facing, head left, branch in right hand pointing downward, transverse scepter in left
CONSE in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.88g
RIC VIII, 33 (S)


Helena, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, First Group, Officina 5
FL IVL HEL_ENAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PAX PV_BLICA .
Pax standing facing, head left, branch in right hand pointing downward, transverse scepter in left
CONSE in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.15g
RIC VIII, 34 (S)


Helena, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, First Group, Officina 5
FL IVL HEL_ENAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PAX PV_BLICA .
Pax standing facing, head left, branch in right hand pointing downward, transverse scepter in left
Pellet in left field
CONSE in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.79g
RIC VIII, 34 (S)

Note: RIC does not mention anything about a pellet field mark, so this is either an unlisted series, an error or a stray artifact on the die.


Divus Constantine I, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Regular Issues, Second Group, Constantinople
DV CONSTANTI_NVS P T AVGG
Veiled head right, rosette on chest
(No legend)
Constantine, veiled, in quadriga galloping right, hand of God reaching to him from Heaven
CONS in exergue
15mm x 16mm, 1.37g
RIC VIII, 37 (C3)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Divus Constantine I, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Regular Issues, Second Group, Constantinople, Officina 2
DV CONSTANTI_NVS P T AVGG
Veiled head right
(No legend)
Constantine, veiled, in quadriga galloping right, hand of God reaching to him from Heaven
CONSB in exergue
14mm x 15mm, 1.15g
RIC VIII, 39 (C)


Helena, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, Second Group, Officina 5
FL IVL HE_LENAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PAX PV_B_LICA
Pax standing left, branch in right hand pointing downward, transverse scepter in left
CONSE in exergue
14mm x 16mm, 1.61g
RIC VIII, 48 (S)


Helena, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, Second Group, Officina 5
FL IVL HEL_ENAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PAX PV_BLICA
Pax standing left, branch in right hand pointing downward, transverse scepter in left
CONSE in exergue
13mm x 16mm, 1.23g
RIC VIII, 49 (S)


Theodora, AE4, September 9, 337-Spring 340, Constantinople, Second Group, Officina 5
FL MAX THEO_DORAE AVG
Diademed bust right, wearing imperial mantle and pearl necklace
PIETAS-ROMANA
Pietas standing facing, head right, carrying infant at her breast
CONSE in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.40g
RIC VIII, 50 (S)


Roman Imperial, Constantius II, AR Siliqua, Spring 340-15 March 351, First Period, Constantinople, Officina 9
D N CONSTA_NTIVS AVG
Rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FELICITAS REIPVBLICE
Legend surrounding wreath with large rosette, enclosing VOT / XV / MVLT / XX
C • Θ in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.42g
RIC VIII, 58 (R3 for issue) - Unattested officina in RIC


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, 348-351, Third Group, Constantinople, Officina 2
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman is beardless and capped, falling forward on neck of horse
Γ in left field
CONSB* in exergue
22mm, 4.40g
RIC VIII, 81 (C2)

Consignor notes: VF.


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, 348-351, Third Group, Constantinople, Officina 2
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman is bearded and bare-headed, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
Γ in left field
CONSB* in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 5.51g
RIC VIII, 82 (C2)


Constantius II, AE Centenionalis, 348-351, Third Group, Constantinople, Officina 7
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman is bearded and bare-headed, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
Γ in left field
CONSZ* in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 5.87g
RIC VIII, 82 (C2)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Constans, AE Centenionalis, 348-351, Third Group, Constantinople, Officina 10
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
FEL TEMP REPA_RATIO
Helmeted soldier advancing right, spear in left hand pointing downward between his legs, leading captive with right hand from hut beneath tree
CONSI* in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.85g
RIC VIII, 88 (C)


Constans, AE Centenionalis, 348-351, Third Group, Constantinople, Officina 11
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
FEL TEMP REPA_RATIO
Helmeted soldier advancing right, spear in left hand pointing downward between his legs, leading captive with right hand from hut beneath tree
CONSIA* in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 5.06g
RIC VIII, 88 (C)

Consignor notes: VF, nice flan.


Constans, AE Centenionalis, 348-351, Third Group, Constantinople, Officina 10
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
FEL TEMP REPA_RATIO
Helmeted soldier advancing right, spear in left hand pointing downward between his legs, leading captive with right hand from hut beneath tree
G in left field
CONSI* in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.39g
RIC VIII, 92 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Constantius II, AR Light Miliarensis, March 15, 351-November 6, 355, Constantinople, Officina 3
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS-EXERCITVS
Helmeted soldier standing facing, head right, reversed spear in right hand, resting left hand on shield
C . G in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 4.24g
RIC VIII, 100 (R)
Ex CNG Mail Bid 69, Lot 1761, June 2005


Constantius Gallus, AE Half Centenionalis, March 15, 351-November 6, 355, Constantinople, Officina 2
D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP R_EPARATIO
Helmeted soldier standing left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen horseman, shield on ground at right, horseman is bearded and bare-headed, turns to face soldier and extends left arm
Pellet in upper middle field
CONSB in exergue
18mm, 2.25g
RIC VIII, 122 (C3)


Julian II, AE3, November 3, 361-June 26, 363, Constantinople, Officina 4
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left, spear pointing forward in right hand, shield forward in left
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
Legend surrounded by laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
Palm CONSD palm in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.28g
RIC VIII, 165 (R)


Julian II, AE3, November 3, 361-June 26, 363, Constantinople, Officina 4
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left, spear pointing forward in right hand, shield forward in left
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
Legend surrounded by laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
Palm CONSPD palm in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.25g
RIC VIII, 166 (S)


Julian II, AE3, November 3, 361-June 26, 363, Constantinople, Officina 1
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left, spear pointing forward in right hand, shield forward in left
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
Legend surrounded by laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
. CONSPA palm in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.76g
RIC VIII, 167 (S)

Note: This example is either double-struck or struck over another coin as there is a partial legend at 5 o'clock on the reverse edge and part of the exergual mark is not fully struck


Julian II, AE3, November 3, 361-June 26, 363, Constantinople, Officina 1
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left, spear pointing forward in right hand, shield forward in left
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
Legend surrounded by laurel wreath terminating in large jewel
CONSPA palm in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.31g
RIC VIII, 167 (S)

Consignor notes: EF.

Note to self: Is there any significance to the pellet on the base of the wreath? A special subissue or just artistic license? Research later.


Julian II, AE1, November 3, 361-June 26, 363, Constantinople, Officina 1
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
SECVRITAS REIPVB .
Bull standing right, two stars above
. CONSPA palm in exergue
28mm x 29mm, 8.82g
RIC VIII, 162 (C)


Jovian, AE1, June 27, 363-February 16, 364, Constantinople, Officina 4
D N IOVIAN_VS P F AVG
Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA-ROMANORVM
Emperor in military dress standing facing, head right, standard in right hand, Victory on globe in left
CONSPD in exergue
27mm, 8.36g
RIC VIII, 177 (--)
Ex CNG Mail Bid 69, Lot 1501, June 2005; Ex Gorny & Mosch Sale 113, Lot 6055, October 2001

Note: Not attested for officina 4 in RIC