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. Mintmark unlisted, but similar to ARLES 264-279 except for crescent instead of star (p. 263-264). However, according to RIC, Virtus Augg reverse was not introduced in Arles till the next issue [ARLES 291] (p. 265). Probably an ancient imitation. Note rev. legend VIRTVS AVGG instead of VIRTVS CAESS and a gateway without doors. Coin should be listed before ARLES 286.

See also:
ARLES [before 286], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE
ARLES [before 286], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE

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