Constantine I issues with Rare Reverses, 2-pack!
Both are Æ 3
Con/ If you have the cleaning skills? Very Fine+
Sirmium Mint 324-325 AD.
Obv/ CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Rev/ SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory holding trophy and palm, stepping over, and spurning Sarmatian captive. SIRM in exergue
Ref/ RIC Vol VII, 48
Constantinople Mint 328-329 AD Rare!
Obv/ CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; diad., dr. and cuir. bust right.
Rev/ CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated left on cippus, holding palm in each hand, trophy in front, and turning her head to right, spurning the kneeling captive at feet. CONS* in exergue
Ref/ RIC Vol. VII, 38 Rare!
Seller's Note/ Why is Victory spurning these captives, rejecting them with disdain and contempt? Constantine was flexing his military muscles, having just thrashed the Sarmatians and building a new fortress at Daphne along the Danube frontier.