7-2250

RIC VII, ARLES [before 285], FAUSTA, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND AND OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

FLAVMAX•-FAVSTAAVG [FLAV MAX • FAVSTA AVG]; bust r., head bare, waved hair, mantled.

REVERSE

SALVSREI-PVBLICAE [SALVS REIPVBLICAE]; empress stg. facing, looking l.; in her arms two children. Q*AR• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND AND OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Only rev. legend SPES REIPVBLICAE is attested for this m.m. Note that this specimen is similar to unlisted ARLES [before 285] except for dot in obv. legend. Note that dot is small and could be easily obliterated. Listed in Ferrando (p. 210, no. 914) as a separate variety. Should be listed before ARLES 285.

See also:
ARLES [before 285], FAUSTA, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND

NOTES

Weight 3.42 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 110 (lot 1154) in November 2021 for EUR 75.

Other specimens:

- from Münzen & Medaillen auction 20 (lot 423), October 2006; weight 3.50 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Jesús Vico Mail Auction 151 (lot 3251), June 2018 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski