7-1748

RIC VII, ARLES [before 49], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B4]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir. [B4].

REVERSE

VTILITA-SPV-BLICA [VTILITAS PVBLICA]; soldier holding Victory on globe receiving Utilitas stg. on prow, holding cornucopiae and scales. TARL in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B4. Not attested for this type and obv. legend 1 (p. 238). Listed in Ferrando (p. 98, no. 331). Note that Ferrando identifies this type with ARLES 49 (RIC cites a single cast example from the British Museum; also from officina T) which has bust type B5, so it could be a misprint in RIC (B5 instead of B4) and it is possible that variety with bust type B5 does not exist. Otherwise, coin should be listed before ARLES 49.

NOTES

Weight 3.53 g. Coin sold on Rauch auction 95 (lot 657) in October 2014 for EUR 1,700.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Artemide Aste auction XXXVIII (lot 298) in June 2013 for EUR 2,100 (officina letter uncertain, could be "P" or "S"; weight 2.95 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Künker auction 273 (lot 937) in March 2016 for EUR 1,100; weight 2.93 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski