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RIC VII, CONSTANTINOPLE, CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS CAES N] [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

CONSTANTINVSIVNOC [CONSTANTINVS IV NO (sic!) C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-CAESN [VIRTVS CAES N]; Gateway with wide open doors, four turrets, star above. CONS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Mintmark appropriate for Constantinople but type of rev. suggests Arles. Note strange legends: CONSTANTINVS IV NO C (or IVN O C instead of IVN N C) and VIRTVS CAES N (or CAIS N or even CAISA). No officina letter. Obviously an ancient imitation.

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in June 2006 for $30.77.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski