7-651

RIC VII, LYONS 247/-, URBS ROMA, HYBRID, ENGRAVER'S ERROR [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

VRBS-ROMA [VRBS ROMA]; bust l., helmeted, wearing imperial cloak.

REVERSE

Victory stg. l. on prow, holding spear and shield. PLG• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

HYBRID, ENGRAVER'S ERROR OR UNLISTD ISSUE. Obverse with VRBS ROMA type and reverse with CONSTANTINOPOLIS type. RIC does not list PLG• m.m. Could be an engraver's error but more probably the coin is an ancient imitation. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 88.

NOTES

Weight 1.75 g; diameter 16 mm. Coin sold on CGB auction in October 2006 for EUR 275.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski