6-896

RIC VI, ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI]

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETIA-NVSPFAVG [DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir., seen from rear.

REVERSE

IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter seated l. on throne, r. holding thunderbolt, l. leaning on sceptre; to l., eagle with wreath in beak. PR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Many types with m.m. PR are omitted in RIC V/2 and RIC VI. There is a very slight possibility that some of them were minted after Reform. Also, others were added here for comparison. Coin could be listed before ROMA 5a.

See also:
ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI]
ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI]
ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI]
ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 3.51 g (sic!; probably typo - "3" instead of "5"); diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 25 (lot 575) in June 2003 for CHF 5,250.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. BNK,R.62); weight 6.04 g; rev. legend break S-E [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction 90 (lot 1698) in May 2012 for $6,000; weight 5.21 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 67 (lot 208) in October 2012 for CHF 42,000; sold on 51 Gallery June Auction (lot 81) in June 2017 for EUR 45,500; weight 5.259 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski