7-2009

RIC VII, ARLES [before 395], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC [CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., 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, one standard. Chi-rho on standard. RCONS (sic!) in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Coin similar to ARLES 395 except for ...NOB C in obv. legend instead of ...N C (p. 276). Note also RCONS in exergue instead of PCONST or SCONST. Probably an ancient imitation. Could be noted before ARLES 395.

NOTES

Weight 1.61 g; diameter 15 mm. From CGB.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski