6-859

RIC VI, ROMA, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [MONETA AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

MONETAAVGG [MONETA AVGG]; three Monetae stg. l., each holding scale and cornucopiae.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Æ medallions of the rulers of the First Tetrarchy with three Monetae on reverse are omitted both in RIC V/2 and RIC VI. Apparently most of these coins belong to the pre-reform coinage, but the present author decided to include them in this supplement. Note that the weight of individual specimens could vary significantly (from less than 20 g to 40 g and more). Listed in Gnecchi II (p. 125, no. 14).

NOTES

Æ medallion. Weight 24.14 g; diameter 37 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 100 (lot 456) in November 2000 for DEM 8,000; sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 109 (lot 816) in May 2002 for EUR 4,800.

Other specimens:

- from Bertolami Fine Arts E-Live Auction 50 (lot 722), December 2017; weight 25.47 g; diameter 36 mm [click for picture];

- from Münzhandlung Basel auction 8 (lot 1038), March 1937; diameter 35.4 mm [click for picture];

- from Gnecchi II (plate 124, no. 8); weight 39.00 g; diameter 36 mm [click for picture];

- from Gnecchi II (plate 124, no. 9); weight 21.10 g; diameter 32 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski