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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [after 42], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b], BUST C, OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG] [1b]; head l., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICO-NSCAES [IOVI CONS CAES]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding small Victory on globe, l. leaning on sceptre. S in left field and Γ over P in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 1b. RIC lists for this type only shorter legend 1a: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG (cf. example of ALEXANDRIA 42). Footnote 7 on p. 666: "Voetter (see also Gerin Cat., Diocl., nos. 16-17) recorded the obv. Imp C C Val Diocletianus P F Aug (head r. and l.) with this rev.: too doubtful to be included here". Note that two variants of rev. exist: with Jupiter's chlamys hanging behind and with chlamys hanging from l. shoulder only. Coin should be listed after ALEXANDRIA 42.

See also:
ALEXANDRIA [after 42], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b], BUST A, OFFICINA Α
ALEXANDRIA [after 42], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b], BUST A, OFFICINA Γ
ALEXANDRIA [after 42], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b], BUST A, OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 8.95 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 162 (lot 316) in April 2007 for $244; sold on CNG eAuction 234 (lot 425) in June 2010 for $180.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG eAuction 292 (lot 420) in December 2012 for $280 (note chlamys hanging behind); weight 7.89 g; diameter 30 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, October 1999 (note chlamys hanging behind) [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 40 (lot 1737), December 1996; weight 9.85 g [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 47 (lot 1973), September 1998 (note chlamys hanging behind); weight 9.94 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski