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RIC VII, ARLES 254/252, CRISPUS, HYBRID, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND MINTMARK [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CRISPVS-NOBCAIS [CRISPVS NOB CAIS (sic!)]; head l., laur. [ARLES 254, but bust turned left].

REVERSE

CONSTANTINIMAXAVG [CONSTANTINI MAX AVG]; in laurel wreath VOT/XX. P[star over crescent]AR in exergue [ARLES 252, but crescent in mintmark].

NOT IN RIC

HYBRID, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND MINTMARK. Obverse ARLES 254 with reverse ARLES 252 (p. 260). But note unusual mintmark variety and errors in legends: CAIS instead of CAES and DN omitted in rev. legend. Probably an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Weight 2.64 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in August 2010 for $75.23 [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier]; sold on CGB auction in June 2011 for EUR 150.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski