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RIC VI, THESSALONICA 34, GALERIA VALERIA, MINTMARK VARIETY, ENGRAVER'S ERROR, OFFICINA B

   

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. Β in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to THESSALONICA 34 except for absence of star in l. field. Probably an engraver's error or a clogged die. Note that officina B is not attested in RIC for this type of bust. For description of bust see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 514.

See also:
THESSALONICA 34, GALERIA VALERIA, MINTMARK VARIETY, ENGRAVER'S ERROR, OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 7.34 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 2001,0701.2).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski