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RIC VI, ROMA 77a, DIOCLETIAN, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; bust r., rad., dr., with or without cuir., seen from rear.

REVERSE

VOT/XX in two lines in wreath.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to ROMA 77a except for absence of officina letter. See footnote 2 on p. 359:

"These common coins have been studied and recorded with insufficient care. It appears that there were examples (of which Vienna contains a number) without any officina-letter—a separate issue, or result of error in engraving ?".

Judging from quantity, "a separate issue" is far more probable than "error in engraving". Note, however, that this very type could be also confused with TICINUM 38a without officina letter.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 2.88 g; diameter 20.3-21.6 mm. From Tomasz Speier's collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in July 2012 for $6.85; weight 2.87 g [click for picture];

- from the Philippe Gysen Collection; weight 2.64 g [click for picture];

- from the Philippe Gysen Collection; weight 3.00 g [click for picture];

- from the Philippe Gysen Collection; weight 2.73 g [click for picture];

- from Ancient Imports; weight 3.8 g; diameter 21.51 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, April 2014 [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- sold on eBay in May 2014 for EUR 97 [lot of 4 coins] [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski