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RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1c]

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETIA-NVSAVGVSTVS [DIOCLETIANVS AVGVSTVS] [1c]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSE-RVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys hanging behind, r. holding thunderbolt, l. leaning on sceptre. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 1c. Not attested for this issue, but cf. NICOMEDIA 11 with m.m. •SMN (BM 1864,1128.165, 5.35 g). Note that NICOMEDIA 5a with obv. legend 1b [DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG] also exists and is significantly more common. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 4.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.32 g. Coin sold on Peus auction 414 (lot 283) in April 2015 for EUR 18,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski