7-3092

RIC VII, ARLES [before 208], CONSTANTINE II, [CORRECTION; THESSALONICA 87]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBCAES [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTRORVM [CAESARVM NOSTRORVM] around VOT/V; dot between first and last letter.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. Coin erroneously listed in RIC VII as THESSALONICA 87. However, bust style does not resemble that of Thessalonica (compare THESSALONICA 95; especially the arrangement of ties) and this issue actually belongs to Arles.

Bruun was aware that the style of THESSALONICA 84-87 is quite different from the style of the next Vota issue: THESSALONICA 88-95. In footnote 1 on p. 495 he writes as follows: "The only difficulty in attributing this series to Thessalonica is the size of the obv. busts [...]. The first mint-marked series [i.e. THESSALONICA 88-95] employed considerably smaller obv. busts. A possible explanation is that the series without m.m. was struck at Thessalonica by a moneta comitatensis".

See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 508. Coin should be listed before ARLES 208.

See also:
ARLES [before 208], CONSTANTINE I, [CORRECTION; THESSALONICA 84]
ARLES [before 208], CRISPUS, [CORRECTION; THESSALONICA 85]

NOTES

Weight 2.90 g; diameter 22.50 mm. Coin sold on CGB E-auction 96 (lot 50136) in February 2015 for EUR 84.

Other specimens:

- from Roma Numismatics E-SALE 54 (lot 966), February 2019; weight 2.650 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 3596) [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2015 for EUR 29 [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 26776); weight 3.28 g; diameter 17-18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski