7-1376

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

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TIVNSAVG [CONSTANTIVNS (sic!) AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTROR[VM] [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 error in obv. legend: CONSTANTIVNS instead of CONSTANTINVS. Apparently an ancient imitation.

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

NOTES

Weight 2.94 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on eBay in November 2012 for $25; sold on VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins) for $125.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski