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RIC VII, ARLES [before 391], DELMATIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

DELMATI-VSNOBCAES [DELMATIVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., 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. "Pine tree" mark between tops of standards. PCONST in exergue [officina letter uncertain].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this type only legend FL DELMATIVS NOB CAES (p. 275) and does not list at all legend DELMATIVS NOB CAES. It could be the earliest and very rare variant of Delmatius' titulature. Coin should be listed before ARLES 391.

NOTES

Weight 2.20 g; diameter 16 mm. Coin sold on eBay in February 2006 for $36.00.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski