7-1103

RIC VII, ROME [after 290], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED REVERSE [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

FLVALCONSTANTIVSNOBEC [FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOBE (sic!) C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTV-CAESS [VIRTV (sic!) CAESS]; gateway with wide open doors, four turrets, star above. R[crescent]Q in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE. Reverse type and m.m. pattern not attested for Rome (but cf. footnote 291 on p. 330" "Maur. [Maurice, Numismatique constantinienne] [...] records the m.m. R[crescent]T, Q in P. [Paris] [...] not to be found"). The obverse copies the style of Trier and reverse - that of Arles. Apparently an ancient imitation. Could be noted after ROME 290.

NOTES

Weight 2.19 g; diameter 18 mm. Ex Beast Coins. Sold on VAuctions sale 256 (lot 116) in December 2010 for $177.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski