7-631

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

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG]; in laurel wreath VOT/XX. SAR• 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.

Coin of an exceptionally good style and lettering, but possibly an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 3.0 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2008 for $156.88. Now in Brent Upchurch's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski