7-1819

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

  

OBVERSE

IVLCRISPVS-[NOBCAES] [IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES] (?); head r., laur.

REVERSE

DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG]; in laurel wreath VOT/XX. PAR (?) 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 that reading of obv. legend and m.m. is uncertain. Apparently an ancient imitation

NOTES

Weight 2.75 g; diameter 18 mm. Offered on eBay in April 2015 for $70.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski