6-447

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [before 7], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [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 BUST TYPE. Not attested for obv. legend 1a (p. 124). RIC lists only similar type seen from rear (bust type C). Listed in Cloke-Toone (1.03.002). Should be listed in RIC before LONDINIUM 7.

NOTES

Diameter 27.5 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. Style described in Cloke-Toone - Addenda as 'Allectan'. Sold on CNG eAuction 204 (lot 295) in February 2009 for $570 [lot of 7 coins].

Other specimens:

- from Magny-Cours Hoard (1, no. 9); weight 13.03 g [click for picture].

- from the Yorkshire Museum (Wold Newton Hoard no. 11). Listed in Cloke-Toone - Addenda (style described as 'continental') [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski