7-1206

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

  

OBVERSE

IVLCRIS-PVSNOBC [IVL CRISPVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CAESARVMNOSTRR[M] [CAESARVM NOSTRRM (sic!)]; in laurel wreath VOT/X. 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.

NOTES

Weight 2.14 g; diameter 17 mm. From the Zenon M. Collection.

Other specimens:

- from the Charles Geddes Collection (different dies, good style and no errors in legends); weight 2.1 g; diameter 17.6-19.0 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski