7-1155

RIC VII, ARLES [before 286], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE, HYBRID [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; gateway with four turrets, no doors, pellet in doorway, varying number of stone layers, star above (?). P 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". This specimen is probably an ancient imitation, but unlisted official issue also exists. Should be noted before ARLES 286.

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

NOTES

Weight 3.1 g; diameter 19-20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in April 2011 for $8.37.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski