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RIC VI, ROMA 64a, DIOCLETIAN, DOUBLE FOLLIS

  

OBVERSE

IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucpiae. R in left field. A in exerque.

NOT IN RIC

DOUBLE FOLLIS. Specimen similar to ROMA 64a except for an unusual heavy weight. It could be also a model for forger's mould.

NOTES

Double follis (?). Weight 18.43 g; diameter 33 mm. Offered on Art Coins Roma auction 4 (lot 1070) in November 2011; sold on Art Coins Roma auction 12 (lot 946) in October 2014 for EUR 810.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski