7-3074

RIC VII, ARLES [after 341], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSIVNO [CONSTANTINVS IV NO (sic!)]; bust r., rosette-diadem, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. front, looking at each other; each holds spear and rests hand on shield; between them, two standards. PCONST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine I and Constantius II. Obv. legend suggests Constantine II (CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C expected) but portrait shows Constantine I with (clumsy engraved) rosette-diadem. Apparently an ancient imitation. Could be noted after ARLES 341.

NOTES

Weight 2.15 g; diameter 16 mm. Coin sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 12 (lot 1406) in May 2020 for CHF 51.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski