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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [before 7a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED MINTMARK [no officina letter]

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PROVIDEN-TIAEAVGG [PROVIDENTAE AVGG]; the four princes sacrificing over tripod before archway in turreted enclousure. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. M.m. without officina letter is not attested for this type of rev. (but cf. ALEXANDRIA 13a). Note that portrait apparently shows the features of Domitius Domitianus (see footnote 1 on p. 661). Not listed in Gautier - Alexandria.

See also:
ALEXANDRIA 7a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA A [left field]

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.03 g. Coin sold on CNG auction 67 (lot 1757) in September 2004 for $1,000.

Other specimens:

- from the same dies sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 13 (lot 484) in November 2014 for GBP 650; weight 2.57 g; duameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski