7-1467

RIC VII, ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS CAESS]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-CAESS [VIRTVS CAESS]; gateway with wide open doors of varying design, four turrets, varying number of stone layers, star above. ARLΔ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. There is a small evidence of two unlisted issues of Providentiae and Virtus series minted in Arles. Both use Greek letters for marking the officinae [A-Δ]. The first has ARLA-Δ in m.m., and the second has additionally letters S|F in fields. However, place of these issues in official coinage still remains controversial. For Bruun's opinion see footnote 312 from p. 268: "The author prefers to regard these mint-marks, or this way of marking the fourth officina, as a peculiar slip of some mint official and not as indicative of an issue marking the officinae with Greek letters". Coin should be listed after ARLES 317.

See also
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG], OFFICINA A
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG], OFFICINA B
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIAE CAESS]
ARLES [after 317], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS CAESS]

NOTES

Weight 2.80 g; diameter 20 mm. From Via-Agrippa.

Other specimens:

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 102412) [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski