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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [before 128], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B, OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

DNDIOCLETIANOBEATSENAVG [D N DIOCLETIANO BEAT SEN AVG] [7c]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, r. holding branch, l. mappa [B].

REVERSE

PROVIDENTIADEORVM [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., holding branch, l. leaning on sceptre. Crescent, Β over KP in middle field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this bust type [B] obverse legend 7b which has BAEAT instead of BEAT [ALEXANDRIA 125] (p. 680). But note that it could be a misprint in RIC: 7b instead of 7c. Note also that the description of busts in RIC is slightly misleading. See: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 680. Coin should be listed after ALEXANDRIA 125.

See also:
ALEXANDRIA [after 125], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B, OFFICINA A
ALEXANDRIA [after 125], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B, OFFICINA Γ
ALEXANDRIA [before 128], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B (α)

NOTES

Weight 6.16 g; diameter 25-26 mm. From Beast Coins site.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG eAuction 195 (lot 287) in September 2008 for $163; weight 6.37 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Jesús Vico auction 147 - Room Auction (lot 229) in March 2017 for EUR 350; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.6441); weight 6.966 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski