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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 9a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA B [right 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 right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Β. RIC lists only officina Γ in right field (p. 661). Note an engraver's error in rev. legend: MILITAM instead of MILITVM.

Not listed in Gautier - Alexandria.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.21 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 12 in October 2005 for $1,100; sold on CNG auction 85 (lot 1166) in September 2010 for $770.

Other specimens:

- sold on Jean Elsen auction 135 (lot 260) in December 2017 for EUR 500; weight 3.11 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski