7-1274

RIC VII, ARLES [after 251], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [m.m. PAR], BUST TYPE B1, OFFICINA P [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNCS [CONSTANTINVS IVN N CS (sic!)]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTRORVM [CAESARVM NOSTRORVM]; in laurel wreath VOT/X. PAR in exergue.

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.

Note crude engraving and lettering. Apparently an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 2.37 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2012 for $20.64.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski