6-1114

RIC VI, SISCIA [after 59], 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 seven-turreted enclosure. *SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE LEGEND VARIETY. Coin similar to SISCIA 59 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 59.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 2.30 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on Rauch auction 73 (lot 897) in May 2004 for EUR 600; sold on CNG auction 93 (lot 1238) in May 2013 for $525.

Other specimens:

- offered on Münzen & Medaillen auction 92 (lot 271) in November 2002; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 80 (lot 231) in October 2014 for CHF 750; weight 3.74 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski