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

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETI-ANVSPFAVG [DIOCLETIANVS P F 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.

Calicó 4473. Depeyrot 9/1. 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 5.63. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1964,1203.144).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on LHS Numismatik auction 97 (lot 85) in May 2006 for CHF 15,000; weight 5.19 g; rev. legend breaks C-ONSE-R [click for picture];

- specimen sold on UBS Gold & Numismatics auction 64 (lot 226) in January 2006 for CHF 6,750; weight 5.98 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on UBS Gold & Numismatics auction 78 (lot 1918) in September 2008 for CHF 7,500; weight 5.36 g; rev. legend breaks C-ONSE-R [click for picture];

- specimen offered on Numismatica Ars Classica auction D (lot 2110) in March 1994 for CHF 4,000; weight 5.18 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Spink auction in April 2001 (lot 1297) for GBP 1,035; weight 5.34 g [click for picture];

- specimen from Bellinger, A. R., Bruun, P., Kent, J. P. C., Sutherland, C. H. V., "Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins at Dumbarton Oaks: Diocletian to Eugenius", Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 18 (1964), p. 165, no. 4; weight 5.661 g; rev. legend breaks O-NSE-R-V [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Grün auction 54 (lot 256) in November 2010 for EUR 5,400; sold on Künker auction 193 (lot 994) in September 2011 for EUR 3,800; sold on Künker auction 236 (lot 1199) in October 2013 for EUR 5,500; weight 5.15 g; rev. legend breaks C-ONSE-R [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 151 (lot 888) in June 2011 for EUR 8,500; weight 4.87 g; sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 161 (lot 467) in December 2015 for EUR 7,000; sold on Künker auction 273 (lot 923) in March 2016 for EUR 12,000; rev. legend breaks O-NSE-R-V [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Helios Numismatik auction 7 (lot 139) in December 2011 for EUR 9,500; sold on Künker auction 270 (lot 8953) in October 2015 for EUR 13,000; weight 5.30 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Rauch auction 90 (lot 867) in June 2012 for EUR 14,000; sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 240 (lot 573) in October 2016 for EUR 16,000; weight 5.17 g; rev. legend breaks C-ONSE-R [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 67 (lot 213) in October 2012 for CHF 28,000; weight 5.44 g; rev. legend breaks C-ONSE-R [click for picture];

- specimen from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18225833); weight 5.20 g; diameter 18 mm; obv. legend break A-N; rev. legend breaks C-ONSE-R [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Bolaffi auction 30, session 1 (lot 632) in June 2017 for EUR 4,800; weight 5.66 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski