7-1199

RIC VII, ARLES [before 208], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Q

  

OBVERSE

CRISPVS-NOBCAES [CRISPVS NOB CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTRORVM [CAESARVM NOSTRORVM]; in two lines VOT/V. QAR in field.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC does not list issue with mintmark pattern PAR. However, Bruun mentions in footnotes few coins with irregular m.m. QAR, •SAR•, PAR (cf. p. 261, 263). Probably most coins with m.m. PAR should be regarded as ancient imitations. But some of them may belong to the official unlisted issue.

The specimen in question seems to be an official mint product. Listed in Ferrando (p. 180, no. 766). Should be listed after issue erroneously attributed as THESSALONICA 84-87 (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 508) and before ARLES 208.

See also:
ARLES [before 208], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA T
ARLES [before 208], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

Weight 3.00 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in April 2013 for EUR 252 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in August 2011 for $125; weight 2.58 g [click for picture];

- from www.colleconline.com (coll. Nemesis) [click for picture];

- sold on Bertolami Fine Arts E-auction 41 (lot 572) in April 2017 for GBP 90; weight 3.60 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 355) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski