6-1061

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

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; bust l., laur., wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.

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. 17).

NOTES

Æ medallion. Weight 40.35 g; diameter 42.6 mm. From the Bibliothèque nationale de France (IFN-11353216).

Other specimens:

- from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18200725); plate coin in Gnecchi II; weight 34.35 g; diameter 39 mm [click for picture];

- from Museum of Fine Arts Boston (no. 35.693); weight 24.42 g; diameter 35 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica Spring Sale 2021 (lot 1444) in May 2021 for CHF 3,750; weight 24.98 g [click for picture];

- from Gnecchi II (plate 125, no. 4); weight 19.75 g; diameter 34 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski