Awesome VRBS Arles error

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Victor_Clark, May 7, 2021.

  1. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    The reverse of this coin was supposed to be a Chi-Rho between two stars; but the engraver messed up a bit and the left star is more of a Chi-Rho.

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    VRBS ROMA
    A.D. 336
    15x17mm 1.6g
    Obv. VRBS-ROMA [City of Rome] Roma, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak.
    Rev. She-wolf left with twins (Romulus and Remus); above, two stars [one on left more a Chi-Rho] with Chi-Rho between them.
    in ex. PCONST
    RIC VII Arles 400​
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Cool,that is one ancient error;).
     
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  4. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    So this coin has 150% more Christian power than the other Urbs Roma coins from Arles.
     
  5. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Love the wicked look of the she-wolf.
     
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Nice find
     
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  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Incredible. Is that coin silvered or just the lighting?
     
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  8. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    it's very brassy, like it was recently cleaned.
     
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