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CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE

    The mint at Constantinople opened in 326 with only two officina. According to RIC, the Dafne issue began in A.D. 328, and was struck at seven officina. These coins are the denomination of follis (plural-folles), and sometimes they are silvered. These coins were struck without interruption, and were the only reverse, struck for over two years only in the name of Constantine, until the restructuring in 330.  For more information about these coins, including a revised chronology please look at my page on Dafne coinage.  RIC describes the reverse of the Dafne coinage as Victory holding a palm branch in each hand; but Victory is actually only holding a palm branch in her left. In her right hand she is holding a laurel branch.  The mint at Constantinople used many different styles for the diadem, for example, for the DAFNE issue, Speck & Huston in Constantine's Dafne Coinage at Constantinople noted 28 different variations of the diadem, many of which are very subtle.
 
 


RIC 30
B

A.D. 328

18mm    3.2gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette-diadem

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.;trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, B in left field.

in ex. CONS      

RIC VII Constantinople 30  


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                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE RIC VII Constantinople 30


epsilon
A.D. 328 
20mm    3.2gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette-diadem 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.;trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left, in ex. CONS       RIC VII Constantinople 30   r5 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
gamma
A.D. 328
20x19mm    2.2gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette-diadem 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
gamma in left, in ex. CONS       RIC VII Constantinople 30  r4 
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S
A.D. 328
20mm    3.0gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette-diadem 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
S in left, in ex. CONS       RIC VII Constantinople 30  r4 
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Z
A.D. 328
20mm    2.5gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette-diadem 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
Z in left, in ex. CONS       RIC VII Constantinople 30 
unlisted officina
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RIC 32 
A
 A.D. 328
20x19mm    2.8gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
A in left, in ex. CONS        RIC VII Constantinople 32 r1 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens

 A.D. 328

19x20mm     3.2gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, A in left field.

in ex. CONS      

RIC VII Constantinople 32  


Constantine the Great
                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes to the heavens RIC VII
                    Constantinople 32

B
A.D. 328
20mm    3.1gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
B in left, in ex. CONS        RIC VII Constantinople 32    r3 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens

A.D. 328

19mm    2.8gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens.

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, B in left field.

in ex. CONS       

RIC VII Constantinople 32   


Constantine the Great
                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes to the heavens RIC VII
                    Constantinople 32


A.D. 328

20mm     2.5gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, B in left field.

in ex. CONS       

RIC VII Constantinople 32  


Constantine the
                    Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes to the heavens RIC
                    VII Constantinople 32

gamma
A.D. 328
20x19mm    3.1gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
gamma in left, in ex. CONS      RIC VII Constantinople 32 r2 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens
 
A.D. 328
22x21mm    3.3gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
gamma in left, in ex. CONS      RIC VII Constantinople 32 r2 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens

A.D. 328

19mm    3.3gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, Γ  in left field.

in ex. CONS     

RIC VII Constantinople 32


Constantine the Great
                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes to the heavens RIC VII
                    Constantinople 32

delta
A.D. 328
19mm   3.3gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
delta in left, in ex. CONS        RIC VII Constantinople 32    r2
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens

A.D. 328
20x19mm    3.0gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
delta in left, in ex. CONS        RIC VII Constantinople 32    r2 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens
epsilon
A.D. 328
21x20mm    2.6gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left, in ex. CONS      RIC VII Constantinople 32 r3 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens

A.D. 328

20mm    3.6gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens.

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, epsilon in left field.

in ex. CONS

RIC VII Constantinople 32


Constantine the Great
                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes to the heavens RIC VII
                    Constantinople 32

S
A.D. 328
21x18mm    2.8gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
S in left, in ex. CONS      RIC VII Constantinople 32 r2 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens
Z
A.D. 328
20x19mm    3.0gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
Z in left, in ex. CONS      RIC VII Constantinople 32 r3
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes
                    to the heavens

A.D. 328

19.5mm     2.9gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, Z in left field.

in ex. CONS      

RIC VII Constantinople 32  


Constantine the Great
                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE eyes to the heavens RIC VII
                    Constantinople 32

anepigraphic 
unlisted
circa A.D. 328 
20mm    2.4gm 
Obv. Anepigraphic: head with rosette diademed, looking up to heavens 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left, in ex. CONS   unlisted bust type 
Constantine the Great anepigraphic
                    CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
RIC 35 
A
A.D. 328
20x18mm    2.8gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
A in left, in ex. CONS     RIC VII Constantinople 35 r3 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed
B
A.D. 328
20x19mm    3.1gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
B in left, in ex. CONS      RIC VII Constantinople 35 r1 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed
delta
A.D. 328
20x19mm    2.9gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
delta in left, in ex. CONS   RIC VII Constantinople 35 s 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed
epsilon
A.D. 328
20x19mm    2.5gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left, in ex. CONS     RIC VII Constantinople 35 r1 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed
Z
A.D. 328
20x19mm    2.8gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
Z in left, in ex. CONS     RIC VII Constantinople 35 r1 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed
RIC 38 
A
A.D. 328- 329
20x18mm   1.9 gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
delta in left field, in ex. CONS star   RIC VII Constantinople 38 r2 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS star
B
A.D. 328- 329
21x20mm   3.1 gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
B in left field, in ex. CONS star    RIC VII Constantinople 38      r4
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS star

A.D. 328- 329
19x21mm   2.9 gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
B in left field, in ex. CONS star    RIC VII Constantinople 38      r4
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS star
delta
A.D. 328- 329
20x20mm    2.9gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
delta in left field, in ex. CONS star    RIC VII Constantinople 38 r2
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS star
epsilon
A.D. 328- 329
21x20mm    3.5gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left field, in ex.CONS star RIC VII Constantinople 38r3 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS star
Z
A.D. 328- 329
19mm    2.9gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
Z in left field, in ex. CONS star   RIC VII Constantinople 38 r3 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS star
RIC 38 dot 
A
circa A.D. 329 -330
20mm    3.3gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
A in left field, in ex. CONS dot       unlisted series 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS dot
B
circa A.D. 329 -330
20mm    3.5gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
B in left field, in ex. CONS dot       unlisted series 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS dot
delta
circa A.D. 329 -330
22x19mm     2.9 gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
Delta in left field, in ex. CONS dot       unlisted series 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS dot
epsilon
circa A.D. 329 -330
20x19mm     2.4gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left field, in ex. CONS dot       unlisted series 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS dot

circa A.D. 329 -330
20x19mm     2.4gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
epsilon in left field, in ex. CONS dot       unlisted series 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS dot
Z
circa A.D. 329 -330
20x19mm    2.8gm 
Obv. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG rosette diademed, dr., cuir. bust 
Rev. CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE [Constantinian Dafne] Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory 
Z in left field, in ex. CONS dot 
Constantine the Great CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE
                    rosette diademed CONS dot

A.D. 329- 330

19mm    2.7gm

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE; Victory seated l. on cippus, palm branch in left hand and laurel branch in right hand, looking r.; trophy at front, at the foot is a kneeling captive with head turned being spurned by Victory, Z in left field

in ex. CONS dot

RIC VII Constantinople


Constantine the
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                    dot


 

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