Denarius, type 1

Obverse legend
Reverse legend

R P (the letters R and P under a tilde, one globule to the right of the letter P).

anepigraph (a large anchored cross and surmounted by a cross, the cross anchored supporting two vertical appendages, one globule on each side of the cross and three globules constituting the end of the three vertical bars).  

Photo of a coin sold by Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A., link to the sale and their website:


The three globules under the cross that we see on type 1 var 1 and var 2, are invisible here. Despite the state of the coin there does not seem to have been a globule erased by wear, the surface seems smooth.


Another copy preserved at the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen of Berlin, link to the page of their website showing the photo of the coin:


An illustration seen without globule on each side of the cross, but the vertical bar supporting the two vertical appendages protrudes on the sides. Its right side displays a lateral appendix in addition to the vertical one ... are these globules with a broken die binding them to this bar? Without these details, the coin is the same as that pictured here. I wait until I see a coin with these changing details to confirm that it is not a broken die, before classifying it into another type. It also seems that a crack is represented, the same as on the copy preserved in Berlin, just like the exact shape of the letter P whose vertical leg is also represented wider at the bottom ... It is therefore very probably the same copy which has been illustrated and we can see that the globules are clean on the reverse.

G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 2.000 3.000 5.000 ? ? ?