6-1659

RIC VI, THESSALONICA [before 13a], DIOCLETIAN, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTV-SMI-LITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; three-turreted campgate, open, without doors. TSB in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VVARIETY. Specimen similar to THESSALONICA 13a (off. B not attested) except for absence of dots in m.m. Dots may be obliterated but there is no room for dot before officina letter. Could be an engraver's error. Also, coin could be regarded as an ancient imitation. Should be noted before THESSALONICA 13a.

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 2.96 g; diameter 19 mm. Sold on Savoca Numismatik auction 14 (lot 648) in April 2017 for EUR 220.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski