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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [after 77b], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE (?), OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVG [D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, r. holding olive-branch, l. mappa.

REVERSE

PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., r. holding branch, l. leaning on sceptre. Γ in middle field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE (?). Mintmark similar to ANTIOCHIA 83a-b (see examples of ANTIOCHIA 83a [5.00 g (sic!)] and ANTIOCHIA 83b), but significantly heavier weight and "AVGG" in rev. legend both prove that this specimen belongs to one of the earlier issues [ANTIOCHIA 72a-73b or ANTIOCHIA 76a-77b]. It could be an unlisted issue, but possibly dot (or double dot) after ANT in exergue is worn out or was omitted by engraver. In the first case (single dot), it is ANTIOCHIA 73a; in the second case (double dot), it is ANTIOCHIA 77a, unlisted officina.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA [after 77b], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE (?), OFFICINA Α
ANTIOCHIA [after 77b], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE (?), OFFICINA Ι

NOTES

Weight 10.86 g; diameter 28-29 mm. Coin sold on eBay in December 2007 for $179.80.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski