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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 10a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA B [middle field], ENGRAVER'S ERROR

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITAM [VIRTVS MILITAM (sic!)]; three-turreted camp-gate, open; no doors. Β in middle field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Β in middle field. RIC lists only officina A, in right field (p. 662). Note an engraver's error in rev. legend: MILITAM instead of MILITVM. Listed in Gautier - Alexandria (p. 141, no. 23).

See also:
ALEXANDRIA 10a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α [left field]
ALEXANDRIA 10a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β [right field]
ALEXANDRIA 10a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β [left field]
ALEXANDRIA 10a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ [right field]
ALEXANDRIA 10a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ [left field]

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.0 g. Coin sold on Triton XIII (lot 361) in January 2010 for $1,550.

Other specimens:

- from Gautier - Alexandria (plate XIV, no. 23); weight 3.14 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski