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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. 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 ancient imitations. But some of them may belong to the official unlisted issue.

NOTES

Weight 2.65 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on eBay in November 2017 for GBP 46.

Other specimens:

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Ben Bridgwater; note good style and lettering [click for picture].

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Ben Bridgwater; note crescent in wreath; apparently an ancient imitation [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski