7-637

RIC VII, ARLES [before 286], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [P crescent AR]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; gateway with four turrets, no doors, varying number of stone layers, star above. S crescent AR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Issue with m.m. P crescent AR is not attested in RIC, but cf. ARLES 264-279 with similar m.m. except for star instead of crescent (p. 263-264). Note, however, that Virtus Augg type was not introduced in Arles till the next issue [ARLES 291] (p. 265) and with slightly different rev.: "wide open doors of varying design". Coin should be listed before ARLES 286.

See also:
ARLES [before 286], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [P crescent AR]
ARLES [before 286], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [P crescent AR]

NOTES

Weight 2.76 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in December 2013 for EUR 223.88 [Thanks to the collaboration of Paweł Kubiczek].

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in July 2009 for USD 30.02; now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 1.89 g (sic!); diameter 18.2-20.6 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski