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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 32a, DIOCLETIAN, LEGENDS VARIETIES, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

INPCOIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [INP (sic!) C OIOCLETIANVS (sic!) P F AVG; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIRONANI [GENIO POPVLI RONANI (sic!)]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera from liquor usually (but not invariably) flows. XX in left field, A over I in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

LEGENDS VARIETIES. Specimen similar to ALEXANDRIA 32a but the engraver had probably very poor competence in Latin letters. Therefore he did not distinguish "D" from "O" and "M" from "N": INP, OIOCLETIANVS, RONANI.

See also:
ALEXANDRIA 32a, DIOCLETIAN, OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

NOTES

Weight 10.41 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 19 (lot 834) in August 2015 for GBP 80.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski