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RIC VI, SERDICA 14a, DIOCLETIAN, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

DNDIOCLETIANOBALATIVSICESENAVG [D N MAXIMIANO BALATIVSICE (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

ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Specimen similar to SERDICA 14a except for BALATIVSICE (reading partially uncertain) instead of BAEATISSIMO. Probably an engraver's error or the result od tooling during intensive cleaning..

NOTES

Weight 9.22 g; diameter 28 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction for $66; sold again on CNG auction in April 2010 for $72.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski