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RIC VII, ARLES [after 322], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5 l.]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., cuir. [B5 l.].

REVERSE

VIRTVS-CAESS [VIRTVS CAESS]; gateway with wide open doors of varying design, four turrets, varying number of stone layers, star above. S in left field, F in right field. TCONST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5 l. RIC lists only similar type B4 l. (ARLES 322, p. 269), but see footnote 323 on p. 269: "In P [Paris] one off. T, obv. 7 (B5 l.), irregular bust for this type and issue. Dattari records a similar coin, off. S, rev. type without doors, the type characteristic of the following issue". Listed in Ferrando (p. 202, no. 879). Coin should be listed after ARLES 322.

NOTES

Weight 3.04 g; diameter 21 mm. Sold on eBay in September 2016 for EUR 55.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in December 2007 for $48.33; weight 2.6 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from Nudelman Numismatica auction 10 (lot 470), June 2011; weight 2.81 g [click for picture];

- from Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 2.81 g; diameter 18.3-19.8 mm [click for picture].

- sold on VAuctions auction 250 (lot 154) in August 2010 for $74; weight 2.65 g; diameter 18-19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in July 2016 for EUR 35.50; weight 2.61 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski