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

   

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. Є 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. For description of bust see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 514.

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

NOTES

Weight 6.10 g; diameter 24.7 mm. Coin sold on VAuctions sale 278 (lot 130) in March 2012 for $56.

Other specimens:

- from Beast Coins; weight 6.63 g; diameter 24-27 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski