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RIC VII, ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIAE CAESS]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAECAESS [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; gateway with two turrets, star above, no doors, varying number of stone layers. ARLΔ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. There is a small evidence of two unlisted issues of Providentiae and Virtus series minted in Arles. Both use Greek letters for marking the officinae [Α-Δ]. The first has ARLΑ-Δ in m.m., and the second has additionally letters S|F in fields. However, place of these issues in official coinage still remains controversial. For Bruun opinion see footnote 312 from p. 268: "The author prefers to regard these mint-marks, or this way of marking the fourth officina, as a peculiar slip of some mint official and not as indicative of an issue marking the officinae with Greek letters". Issue could be placed after ARLES 317 or between ARLES 301 and 317.

See also:
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS CAESS]
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS CAESS]

NOTES

Weight 2.80 g; diameter 19-20 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 62 (lot 1122; 10 coins) in February 2018 for EUR 280. Picture from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor.

Other specimens:

- from Forum des Monnaies de l'Antiquité; posted by crispus [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski