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RIC VI, CARTHAGO [before 37a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST B

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG]; bust r., rad., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VOT/XX in two lines in wreath. FK in exergue (also in wreath).
Note that there is an error in description in RIC. See: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 427.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists for this issue only shorter obv. legend IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG (p. 425; see example of CARTHAGO 37a). General note about this issue from p. 415: "The celebrations of 303 produced also an ample issue of fractional radiate coins of c. 3.0 gm., with dies ↑↑ or ↑↓. Their reverses are VOT X (for the Caesars) or VOT XX (for the Augusti), and they are all signed FK = Felix Karthago: no officina is indicated". Coin should be listed before CARTHAGO 37a.

See also:
CARTHAGO [before 37a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST C

NOTES

Weight 2.61 g; diameter 20.5 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.4013).

Other specimens:

- specimen from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1989.11.102); weight 2.886 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by carpatic [click for picture];

- specimen sold on eBay in December 2008 for $8.50 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski