6-1563

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 136, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [HALF-FOLLIS]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVG [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVG]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., r. holding branch, l. leaning on sceptre. Star over Δ in middle field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC does not list issue of half-folles for this type. See: Horst Böhnke, "Ein unbekannter Abdikationsnummus des Diocletian aus Antiochia im Münzfuss 1/72", Schweizer Münzblätter 1990, no. 158, pp. 40-42. Note, however, that Böhnke erroneously regards this type as a regular follis minted to 1/72 libra standard and therefore lists it among coins from Group VI. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 637.

NOTES

Weight 3.99 g. Coin from Künker auction 77 (lot 602), September 2002.

Other specimens:

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 4.775 g; diameter 22.6 mm [click for picture];

- from Böhnke's article cited above; weight 4.46 g; diameter 18.5 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski