7-2947

RIC VII, ARLES [before 286], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [P crescent AR]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., seen from back.

REVERSE

VIRTVS- CAESS [VIRTVS AVGG]; gateway with four turrets, no doors, varying number of stone layers, star above. Q 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], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [P crescent AR]
ARLES [before 286], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [P crescent AR]

NOTES

Weight 2.82 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2019 for $17.35. Now in the Genio popvli romani Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski