6-774

RIC VI, SERDICA 14a, DIOCLETIAN, OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY [TOOLING]

  

OBVERSE

DNDIOCLETIANOBALATIBSIOBSENAVG [D N MAXIMIANO BALATIBSIOB (sic!) SEN AVG]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, r. holding olive branch, l. mappa.

REVERSE

PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., r. holding up branch, l. leaning on sceptre. S in left field, F in right field. Є in middle field. •SM•SD• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

OBVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Specimen similar to SERDICA 14a except for BALATIBSIOB in onv. legend instead of BAEATISSIMO. Probably a result of tooling during intensive cleaning.

NOTES

Weight 9.22 g; diameter 28 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 187 (lot 233) in April 2008 for $66; sold on CNG eAuction 231 (lot 226) in April 2010 for $72.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski