6-264

RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETI-ANVSAVG [DIOCLETIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICO-NSER-VATAVGG [IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG]; Jupiter stg. l, chlamys hanging behind, r. holding thunderbolt, l. leaning on sceptre. PROM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. The mark PROM was already known to Cohen (cf. Cohen, vol. VI, p. 517, no. 254) and to Voetter (cf. Sammlung Bachofen von Echt, Wien 1903, p. 133, no. 2329). Also Percy H. Webb - the author of RIC V - mentioned that "the exergual mark PR is common on aurei of the new style before and after the Reform. PROM appears after that event" (RIC vol. V, part II, p. 214). Unfortunately, entire AV series with PROM m.m. was omitted in RIC VI, in error.

Coin should be listed before ROMA 1.

See also:
ROMA [before 1], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG]
ROMA [before 1], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 5.85 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 31 (lot 122) in October 2005 for CHF 7,000; sold on Hess-Divo auction 305 (lot 37) in October 2006 for CHF 10,500.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Triton XIX (lot 613) in January 2016 for $12,000; weight 5.83 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski