6-2266

RIC VI, SISCIA [after 188], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM...] OR MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVG [D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO 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. VI in left field, B in middle field. SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE OR MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to SISCIA 161 (Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 6, lot 463; 9.73 g; 27 mm) except for the different mintmark: VI in left field instead of middle field and officina letter in middle field instead of exergue.

Sutherland on p. 477 mentions identical specimen "attested by a cast in Vienna" but does not assign to it any number. Note that this coin could be regarded as a mintmark variety, not as a separate issue. Otherwise, should be listed after SISCIA 188.

See also:
SISCIA [after 188], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM...] OR MINTMARK VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 9.80 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on eBay in January 2021 for EUR 124 [Thanks to the collaboration of Leszek Wąsik].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski