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RIC VII, ARLES 281, CRISPUS, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCRISPVSNOBCAES [FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAECAESS [PROVIDENTIAE CAESS]; gateway with two turrets, star above, no doors, varying number of stone layers. S*AR• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. RIC lists after Dattari a unique specimen with bust type B3. However, in Dattari's paper only reverse of this specimen is illustrated and obverse is described as follows: "Busto a des. paludato e loricato, la testa laur." (Giovanni Dattari, "Contribuzione al Corpus delle monete romane battute durante il periodo Costantiniano. Zecca d'Arles (Constantina)", Rivista italiana di numismatica 1906, p. 504). There is no remark that the bust is seen from back (vedutodi dorso), so B3 (instead of B4) probably should be treated as a misprint or Bruun's slip. Listed in Ferrando (no. 784) as a new type [Thanks to the collaboration of Victor Clark].

See also:
ARLES 281, CRISPUS, OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY
ARLES 281, CRISPUS, MINTMARK VARIETY
ARLES 281/280, CRISPUS, HYBRID
ARLES [after 281], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND BUST TYPE [B4 l.]

NOTES

Weight 3.27 g; diameter 19-21 mm. Ex Keith Metzer Collection; ex Beast Coins. Sold on VAuctions auction 250 (lot 141) in August 2010 for USD 132.

Other specimens:

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 51926) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski