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RIC VII, ARLES [after 185], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D7], OFFICINA S

  

OBVERSE

IMPCON-STANTINVSAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG]; bust r., high-crested helmet (bowl-shaped), cuir. [D7].

REVERSE

VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]; two Victories facing one another, holding on column shield inscribed VOT/PR. Altar undecorated. S star over crescent A in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - D7. Not attested for obv. legend 1 (p. 254). Listed in Ferrando (p. 111-112, no. 414 and 415; different obv. legend breaks). Should be listed in RIC after ARLES 185.

See also:
ARLES [after 185], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D7], OFFICINA Q

NOTES

Weight 2.89 g; diameter 17.5 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2008 for USD 180.27; sold on CGB Monnaies 38 (lot 1185) in April 2009 for EUR 750.

Other specimens:

- sold on Savoca Numismatik 189th Weekly Blue Auction (lot 771) in January 2024 for EUR 36; weight 2.66 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 51771); obv. legend break S-T [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski