7-1998

RIC VII, ARLES [after 251], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE, HYBRID [m.m. PAR] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-NTINVSAV [CONSTANTINVS AV (sic!)]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE, HYBRID. 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.

Hybrid. Note also unusual AV instead of AVG (or AG) in obv. legend. Apparently an ancient imitation.

See also:
ARLES [after 251], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE, HYBRID [m.m. PAR] [IRREGULAR COIN]

NOTES

Weight 3.34 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold in CGB shop for EUR 195.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski