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RIC VI, SISCIA [after 52a], DIOCLETIAN, REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVSM-ILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; the four princes sacrificing over tripod before archway in six-turreted enclosure. SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Coin similar to SISCIA 52a except for rev. legend break VIRTVSM-ILITVM instead of VIRTVS-MILITVM. For silver issues from Siscia different rev. legend break makes sometimes a separate entry in RIC (cf. SISCIA 61 and SISCIA 62). Therefore coin could be listed after SISCIA 52a.

See also:
SISCIA [after 40], DIOCLETIAN, REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY
SISCIA [after 52a], DIOCLETIAN, REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY
SISCIA [after 60a], DIOCLETIAN, REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.13 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction VI (lot 992) in September 2013 for GBP 1,200; sold on Roma Numismatics auction IX (lot 816) in March 2015 for GBP 1,400; sold on Roma Numismatics auction XII (lot 1007) in September 2016 for GBP 1,200.

Other specimens:

- sold on Solidus Numismatik Premium-Auktion 37 (lot 144) in December 2018 for EUR 950; weight 2.77 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Triton VIII (lot 1210) in January 2005 for $1,600; sold again on Triton XVI (lot 1135) in January 2013 for $1,600; weight 2.74 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].

- sold on Tkalec auction in May 2005 (lot 371) for CHF 1,150; weight 3.00 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 98 (lot 1427) in December 2016 for CHF 1,100; weight 3.41 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski