Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding sceptre, her rightfoot on prow and her left knee forward.  
Types 15 and 16 are very similar to this type. If there is a globe left, it is Type 15. If there is a globe right, it is Type 16. This type has no globe.
Type 17 is a scarce type of Theodosius. It was also rarely struck for Gratian. 

18 mm. 2.53 grams.

RIC Antioch 44b, "S" struck 378-383

    (Another image below)



Web page change. The first version of this website had this type listed as AE4, only from Trier, and extremely rare, R4. I think there was a mistake somewhere, perhaps in RIC, because these coins have this reverse design as an AE3. So, in this version of the site, I am changing the "Type 17" description to AE3 and noting examples I have seen are 18 mm, not 14 mm and full flan as RIC Trier 72, photo III.16. Their example looks official, not imitation, but a type which is "R4" from a single mint can not be a main issue. Cayon --.  Hunter --

An AE3 for Gratian:

19-17 mm. 2.12 grams.

RIC Aquileia 33a


Mint RIC # G T
Trier 67 -- R2
Arles 21 -- S
Aquileia 33 R S
Rome 45 R3 R
Thessalonica 38 -- R2
Cyzicus 16 -- R4
Nicomedia 29 -- S
Antioch 44 -- C

RIC illustrationsRIC Ant 44, plate T-XIV.9, and Nic 29 plate T-XVI.2, has the figure with no globe and her left hand on her knee, "turretted" or "head right." They call it Constantinopolis.

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