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RIC VI, THESSALONICA 34, GALERIA VALERIA, UNLISTED OFFICINA ς

   

OBVERSE

GALVALE-RIAAVG [GAL VALERIA AVG]; bust r., laur. (actually plait), diad. (tiara), dr., sometimes with necklace.

REVERSE

VENERIV-ICTRICI [VENERI VICTRICI]; Venus stg. facing, head l., r. holding up apple, l. raising drapery over l. shoulder. Star in left field, ς in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - ς. RIC lists only officinae A and Є (p. 514). But note that THESSALONICA 33-35 have probably the same bust type, so in fact all officinae are listed in RIC except officina ς. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 514. See also footnote 6 from p. 514: "Coins of officinae Є (and ς ?) may belong to the next Group [...]".

See also:
THESSALONICA 34, GALERIA VALERIA, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β
THESSALONICA 34, GALERIA VALERIA, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 6.50 g; diameter 24.48 mm. From Studio Numismatico Tintinna di Campani eAuction 9 (lot 2192), February 2010.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG eAuction 447 (lot 579) in July 2019 for $120; weight 6.80 g; diameter 24.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Jesús Vico Subasta On-Line 4 (lot 361) in September 2018 for EUR 75; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- from MA-Shops (Henzen); weight 7.91 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2016 for EUR 84.80 (note different type of diadem); weight 6.21 g; diameter 24-25 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2008 for EUR 150; offered on Roma Numismatics e-Sale 60 (lot 1051), August 2019; weight 6.20 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Savoca Coins 21st Blue Auction (lot 1819) in June 2019 for EUR 32; weight 4.29 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- from Robin Ayers' collection [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2012 for EUR 109; weight 6.8 g; diameter 22.5-25 mm [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Numismatik Naumann); sold on eBay in September 2014 for EUR 14; weight 4.6 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- from Münzhandlung Ritter site [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2015 for $9.90; weight 5.25 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- from Jesús Vico Room Auction 148 (lot 680), June 2017; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.3703); weight 7.23 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- from author's collection [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Ancient Imports); weight 6.40 g; diameter 24.59 mm [click for picture];

- from: Dr. Wendelin Kellner, "Ungewöhnliche und irreguläre Römermünzen. 15. Teil: Tacitus - Maxentius", Money Trend 2011, no. 3, p. 202, no. 26; weight 7.43 g; diameter 23.4-23.7 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2005 for $24.99; weight 5.20 g [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Numismatik Naumann); weight 7.0 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, January 2009 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski