7-1157

RIC VII, ARLES [after 251], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [m.m. PAR], BUST TYPE B1, OFFICINA S [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTRORVM [CAESARVM NOSTRORVM]; in laurel wreath VOT/X. 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.

Good style (slightly Treveran) and lettering, but possibly an ancient imitation.

NOTES

From Allegro, June 2011.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski