7-1464

RIC VII, ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIA AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN•-TINVSAVG [CONSTAN•TINVS (sic!) AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; gateway with two turrets, star above, no doors, varying number of stone layers. •S*AR• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Coin similar to ARLES 264 except for dot in m.m. The existence of other specimens with the same m.m. proves that it is unlikely an engraver's error. Additionally, in footnote 257 on p. 262 Bruun mentions one more specimen from Milan (ex Gerin Collection) "with •S*AR". Note also dot in obv. legend and compare it with ARLES 264, CONSTANTINE I, OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Coin should be listed after ARLES 263.

See also:
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINI...], BUST B1
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIA CAESS]
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [SARMATIA DEVICTA], BUST B1
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [SARMATIA DEVICTA], BUST B5

NOTES

Weight 3.07 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on CGB Monnaies 36 (lot 978) in October 2008 for EUR 220.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski