6-1579

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 6a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE

  

OBVERSE

IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPVL-IROMA[NI] [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen from a rare early issue of the reformed London mint. Often confused with LUGDUNUM 14a-21 or other unmarked issues from continental mints. Listed in Cloke-Toone (1.02.001). Should be listed in RIC before LONDINIUM 6a.

See also:
LONDINIUM [before 6a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE
LONDINIUM [before 6a], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE
LONDINIUM [before 6a], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

Weight 9.91 g; diameter 26.3-26.6 mm. Ex Toone collection. Sold on Spink auction 15007 (lot 650) in December 2015 for GBP 160.

Other specimens:

- specimen from Spink auction 15007 (lot 651), December 2015; ex Toone collection; weight 10.65 g; diameter 25.7-27.6 mm; rev. legend break V-L [click for picture];

- specimen from: Lord Stewardby, "Early Tetrarchic Coins of London from the Market Stainton Finds", Numismatic Chronicle 1998, p. 100, no. 2 and plate 27, no. 2; rev. legend break V-L [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski