6-1094

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

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETI-ANVSPFAVG [DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur., fold of drapery on far shoulder.

REVERSE

IOVICO-NSE-R-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 4473b. 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 5.38. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 169 (lot 405) in October 2008 for EUR 10,000.

Other specimens:

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1860,0329.28); weight 5.74 g; rev. legend breaks O-NSER-V [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 207 (lot 690) in October 2012 for EUR 5,500; weight 5.39 g [click for picture];

- specimen from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18225832); weight 5.16 g; diameter 18 mm; rev. legend breaks O-NSER-V [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Varesi auction 68 (lot 177) in May 2016 for EUR 6,000; weight 5.02 g; rev. legend breaks O-NSER-V [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 100 (lot 607) in May 2017 for CHF 9,000; weight 4.81 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski