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RIC VI, CARTHAGO [before 38], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, BUST C

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG]; bust r., rad., dr., seen from rear., sometimes with the trace of a cuirass.

REVERSE

VOT/XX/FK in three lines in wreath.
Note that there is an error in RIC. See: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 427.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Not attested for aes from Group I (p. 425). RIC lists for Diocletian's votive fractions only obv. legend 1a (see CARTHAGO 38). 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 38.

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

NOTES

Weight 3.02 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in April 2011 for $16.67.

Other specimens:

- from eBay, November 2015 [click for picture];

- from www.ancientcoingallery.net; weight 2.20 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski