6-076

RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 36a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β

  

OBVERSE

IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-L-IROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera from liquor may or may not flow, r. cornucopiae. Wreath over S in left field and Β over P in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Β. RIC lists officinae Α, Γ and Δ (p. 666). See also note about this issue on p. 651: "A now rare issue, which was presumably of very limited size. Only officinae Α, Γ (very rare) and Δ have been evidenced or recorded, but conceivably Є may exist. The formula S P continues: the wreath alludes to the vicennalia of the Augusti. Date, c. 303-4".

NOTES

Weight 9.24 g; diameter 25-26 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2011 for $82.62.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in May 2004 for $66.65 (note dot in wreath) [click for picture];

- from Savoca Numismatik Live Online Auction 13 (lot 509), March 2017; sold on eBay in June 2017 for EUR 35.06; weight 9.84 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski