6-1739

RIC VI, SISCIA [after 211], GALERIA VALERIA, UNLISTED MINTMARK OR ENGRAVER'S ERROR, OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

GALVALERIAAVG [GAL VALERIA AVG]; bust r., diad., wearing necklace, with facing dr. bust on crescent.

REVERSE

VENER-I-VICTRICI [VENERI VICTRICI]; Venus stg. facing, head l., r. holding up apple, l. raising drapery over l. shoulder. A in right field. SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED MINTMARK OR ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Coin similar to SISCIA 211 except for absence of crescent in left field. It could be a clogged die or an engraver's error. Sutherland also considered such possibility in footnote 4 on p. 480: "Vienna has a coin of off. Δ without crescent in field to l.: probably an engraver's error rather than a transitional issue". However, other specimens from different officinae makes this hypothesis weaker. Coin should be listed after SISCIA 211.

See also:
SISCIA [after 211], GALERIA VALERIA, UNLISTED MINTMARK OR ENGRAVER'S ERROR, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 6.24 g. From Gorny & Mosch auction 204 (lot 2552), March 2012.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski