6-736

RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [after 4], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED MINTMARK

   

OBVERSE

DIOCLETI-ANVSAVG [DIOCLETIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICO-N-SERAVςς [IOVI CONSER AVςς]; Jupiter stg. r. (or facing), head l., r. holding thunderbolt, l. sceptre; eagle at feet to l. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED MINTMARK. Specimen similar to ALEXANDRIA 4 (BM, R1874,0715.113; 5.30 g) but there is no star in right field. Note also that - in contrary to the description in RIC - eagle has no wreath in beak (cf. picture 4 on plate 16). Coin should be listed after ALEXANDRIA 4.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.27 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 185 (lot 275) in March 2010 for EUR 8,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski