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A billon centenionalis of the emperor Constans I, hut type; RIC VIII Arles 106 Coin Type: Billon centenionalis of Constans, Caesar 333-337 CE, Augustus 337-350 CE
Mint and Date: Arelate, officina 1; 348-350 CE
Size and Weight: 20mm x 22mm, 3.81g
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
Laurel and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO
Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points upwards and to the right.
Exergue: PARL
Provenance: Roy's Coins & Collectibles (Vcoins), August 2008
Ref: RIC VIII Arles 106 var.
BW Ref: 221 042 143
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Note 1: The variations from RIC VIII Arles 106 are: 1) The diadem is laurel and rosette instead of the listed pearl; 2) there are no dots between the words of the reverse legend.

Note 2: This coin appears to have been varnished at some time.


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