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CONSTANTINOPOLIS (Nicomedia)


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AE3 "CONSTANTINOPOLIS" COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE of Nicomedia. Struck A.D.330 - 335 under Constantine I. Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLI. Laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis wearing imperial mantle facing left and holding sceptre over left shoulder. Reverse: No legend. Victory standing facing left, right foot on prow, holding sceptre and shield; in exergue, SMNA. Weight: 2.31gms RIC VII : 196 SCARCE The victory on a prow type alludes to the naval victory of Crispus and his subsequent capture of Byzantium (which Constantine I re-named Constantinople).

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