7-1808

RIC VII, ROME [after 290], CONSTANS, UNLISTED FOR RULER [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

FLVAIICONSTANSNOBC [FL VAII (sic!) CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PROVDEN-TIAECAESS [PROVDENTIAE (sic!) CAESS]; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above; varying number of stone layers. R wreath Q in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. Constans is not attested for this issue. But note that it was minted in 326 and Constans was proclaimed Caesar in 333. Note also errors in legends and the light weight. Probably an ancient imitation of ROME 290 with slightly changed obv. legend. Could be listed in footnotes after ROME 290.

NOTES

Weight 1.70 g; diameter 17 mm. FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by ecoli.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski