7-060

RIC VII, ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG], OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; gateway with two turrets, star above, no doors, varying number of stone layers. ARLA 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 [A-Δ]. The first has ARLA-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". Coin should be listed after ARLES 317.

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

NOTES

Weight 3.10 g; diameter 19.44 mm. From Paweł Kubiczek's collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on VAuctions in November 2009 for USD 132 (ex BEAST COINS); weight 2.55 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski