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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM 125a, DIOCLETIAN, BUST TYPE VARIETY [MM var.]

  

OBVERSE

IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG [IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG]; bust l., laur., helm., cuir., sceptre over r. shoulder, studded shield on l. arm [MM var.].

REVERSE

GENIOPOP-VLIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. Altar in left field, A in right field. PLC in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

BUST TYPE VARIETY. Bust type similar to MM except for laureate helmet. Note that for this issue RIC does not distinguish plain helmet from laureate helmet or radiate helmet. However, this difference is mentioned in footnotes (cf. footnote 6 and 12 on p. 250 or footnote 3 on p. 251). Note that LUGDUNUM 125a (BM B.1065, 6.57 g) with plain helmet also exists.

NOTES

Weight 8.74 g; diameter 27 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1984.146.272).

Other specimens:

- from Gorny & Mosch auction 215 (lot 443), October 2013; weight 9.03 g [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.1052); weight 9.51 g [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 46 (lot 1390), June 1998; weight 9.72 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski