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RIC VII, ARLES [after 355], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBC [FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5].

REVERSE

GLOR-IAEXERC-ITVS [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; two soldiers, helmeted, stg. front, looking at each other; each holds spear and rests hand on shield; between them, two standards. Crescent between standards. SCONST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5. Not attested for obv. legend 8 (p. 272). Listed in Ferrando (p. 239, no. 1096). Note that Ferrando lists also ARLES 355 with bust type B4 (p. 236, no. 1070; not fully illustrated). However, the present author has never seen this type and this unlisted variety is quite common, so misprint in RIC is still possible. Coin should be listed after ARLES 355.

NOTES

Weight 2.48 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2008 for USD 82.

Other specimens:

- sold on Heritage Auctions auction 232120 (lot 63256) in May 2021 for USD 85; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- from the collection of David D.; weight 2.60 g; diameter 17-18 mm [click for picture];

- from the collection of Zafeu; weight 2.38 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2014 for GBP 19; weight 2.74 g; diameter 17 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- from the collection of David D; weight 2.65 g; diameter 17 mm [click for picture];

- from the collection of elagabale2000; weight 2.66 g [click for picture];

- from Via-Agrippa; weight 2.50 g; diameter 16.5 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, April 2016 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski