Constantine the Great Nummus from Roma Numismatics

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Al Kowsky, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    I recently added the coin pictured below from Roma E-Sale 75. After searching a long time for an example from the London Mint I stumbled on this coin :D. I overpaid for the coin :shame:, but knowing it came from the collection of the renown numismatist-author Italo Vecchi tipped me over the edge :rolleyes:.

    Constantine I, nummus, Ex Italo Vecchi col..jpg Constantine I, AD 307-337 (struck AD 307-310), London Mint, AE Nummus: 28 mm, 6.57 gm, 8 h. Obverse: Constantine laureate & cuirassed, facing right, IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Reverse: Genius facing left, holding cornucopia & patera, GENIO POP ROM, in exergue PLN. Ex Italo Vecchi Collection. RIC 103, Cloke & Toone 5.04.003
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  3. Restitutor

    Restitutor Well-Known Member

    Quite the beauty! Genius is flexing on us all with those abs :hilarious:
    And given how the coin market is right now perhaps it’s not so much overpaying, just that everything is much more expensive! :)
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Very nice!
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  5. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    What a great example. And generous flan.
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    How do you separate a coin from the Italo Vecchi collection from the many coins he sold as a dealer? Did it come with a special style ticket? It is a lovely coin in any event.
  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Nice coin, well struck on a larger than normal flan with very clear devices.
  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A coin worth overpaying for. I like it very much.
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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Yep, I would have paid too much for it as well. A superb coin.
  10. Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca Well-Known Member

    Lately I feel I am overbidding on most of these auctions and my success rate has fallen significantly. I am still happy to get the ones I feel I might have overpaid to get.

    Watching the Leu auction as I write this. Very active bidding with strong prices. The ones I am interested in happen tomorrow. I have to get up before 5 AM.
  11. Hermann Watzlawik

    Hermann Watzlawik Active Member

    indeed a very nice coin!!!
  12. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    That's a good question o_O. The only person who can answer that is Richard Beale, who took the consignment. The coin was listed under the Roma description as "From the collection of Italo Vecchi". Beale's word is good enough for me ;).
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