6-1916

RIC VI, THESSALONICA 19a, DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG [IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder (the chlamys falls low), r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. TSΓ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists only officinae Α and Β (p. 512). However, this very specimen from the British Museum is cited in footnote 3 on p. 512: "The B.M. [British Museum] has a coin with TSΓ: though there may have been a third officina this is the only recorded example of Γ". Now it should be regarded as a part of regular issue because existence of another specimen from officina Γ (minted for Galerius Maximian) is confirmed.

See also:
THESSALONICA 20b, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 9.14 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.3844).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski