7-1820

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

  

OBVERSE

CR[ISPVS]-[NO]BCAES [CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

SARMATIA-DIVICTA [SARMATIA DIVICTA (sic!)]; Victory advancing r., holdin trophy and branch and spurning captive on ground to r. TAR 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.

The reading of obv. legend and m.m. is uncertain. Rev. legend with error and partially illegible. Apparently an ancient imitation. Could be also regarded as hybrid.

NOTES

Weight 1.91 g; diameter 17 mm. From eBay, April 2015.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski