7-3330

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

  

OBVERSE

CONSTA-NTINVSAG [CONSTANTINVS AG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAECAESS [PROVIDENTIAE CAESS]; gateway on base, two turrets, star above, no doors, varying number of stone layers. 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 imitations. But some of them may belong to the official unlisted issue. However, this coin is a hybrid and probably an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 2.49 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Obolos webauction 20 (lot 1213) in October 2021 for CHF 160.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski