6-031

RIC VI, SERDICA 1a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETI-ANVSAVG [DIOCLETIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; Three-turreted campgate, open, without doors. •SM•SDΓ• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists officinae Α, Β and Δ (p. 491). General note about this issue from p. 486: "Struck from five officinae (though not all of these are now well evidenced) and at a weight of c. 3.3 gm., this was in the names of all four rulers: the reverse type was the late three-turreted camp-gate (open and without doors) which had already appeared at Thessalonica, with legend Virtus Militum. The coins are now of considerable rarity".

Listed in Gautier - Serdica (p. 106, no. 6-7).

See also:
SERDICA 1a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.20 g. Sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 185 (lot 276) in March 2010 for EUR 1,800.

Other specimens:

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 142 (lot 2927) in October 2005 for EUR 565; sold on CNG Mail Bid Sale 72 (lot 1737) in June 2006 for $525; sold on Roma Numismatics E-sale 18 (lot 1059) in June 2015 for GBP 440; weight 3.37 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Freeman & Sear, spring 2004; weight 3.33 g; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction 88 (lot 1404) in September 2011 for $1,000; sold on CNG auction 108 (lot 666) in May 2018 for $1,200; weight 3.36 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Serdica (plate IX, no. 6); weight 3.48 g; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Serdica (plate IX, no. 7); weight 3.07 g [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch auction 101, session 2 (lot 1713) in April 2016 for EUR 560; weight 3.49 g; obv. legend break T-I [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 69 (lot 1714), June 2005; weight 3.39 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski