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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [before 128], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B (α)

  

OBVERSE

DNDIOCLETIANOBEATSENAVG [D N DIOCLETIANO BEAT SEN AVG] [7c]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, bust of Jupiter on breast [B, subtype α].

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 with this bust type [B (α)] obverse legend 7b which has BAEAT instead of BEAT [ALEXANDRIA 126] (p. 680). Note that the description of busts in RIC is slightly misleading. See also: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 680. Coin should be listed before ALEXANDRIA 128.

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 B
ALEXANDRIA [after 125], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST TYPE B, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 6.78 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.6440).

Other specimens:

- from www.oudgeld.com [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1889,0604.54); weight 7.083 g [click for picture];

- from CGB shop; weight 7.22 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski