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RIC VII, ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [SARMATIA DEVICTA], BUST B5

  

OBVERSE

CONSTAN•-TINVSAVG [CONSTAN•TINVS AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

SARMATIA-DEVICTA [SARMATIA DEVICTA]; Victory advancing r., holding trophy and branch and spurning captive on ground to r. •S*AR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Coin similar to ARLES 258 except for dot in m.m. The existence of other specimens with the same m.m. proves that it is unlikely an engraver's error. Additionally, in footnote 257 on p. 262 Bruun mentions one more specimen from Milan (ex Gerin Collection) "with •S*AR". Note also dot in obv. legend and compare it with ARLES 264, CONSTANTINE I, OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY>. Coin should be listed after ARLES 263.

See also:
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [D N CONSTANTINI...], BUST B1
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIA AVGG]
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIA CAESS]
ARLES [after 263], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED ISSUE [SARMATIA DEVICTA], BUST B1

NOTES

Weight 2.81 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on VAuctions 231 (lot 134) in July 2009 for $72. Now in Steve Santore's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski