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RIC VII, ARLES 286, CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN-TINVSAVG [CONSTANTINVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]; gateway with two turrets, star above, wide open doors, varying number of stone layers. SA[crescent]RL in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. Coin similar to ARLES 286 except for the presence of wide open doors. Possibly an engraver's error or an ancient imitation.

NOTES

From NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 89).

Other specimens:

- sold on Thesaurus "Sirius" auction in December 2009 for EUR 90 (different rev die; star and off. letter probably worn); weight 2.40 g [click for picture].

- sold on eBay in March 2011 for $24 (different rev. die; off. letter illegible); weight 3.30 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski