6-1182

RIC VI, TICINUM [before 55a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA S

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR [SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR]; Moneta stg. l., r. holding scales, l, cornucopiae. Dot in right field. ST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Sutherland mentions this issue in footnote 1 on p. 288: "Rare coins exist for Diocletian as Augustus and Constantius as Caesar in the group: cf. N.C. 1955, pp. 68, 72 [...] and N.C. 1956, pl. 15, 4 [...]. Regarded erroneously by Carson-Kent (N.C. 1956, p. 107) as 'probably no more than a variant' for P, ST•, these marks are certainly transitional, anticipating the first marks of the Second Tetrarchy immediately before the abdication - possibly unexpected (cf. N.C. 1955, p. 72, n. 11) - of Diocletian and Maximian was announced". But Sutherland was aware only of one coin for Diocletian from officina P and one for Constantius from officina S. The full issue was described by Aleksander Jeločnik (see: Jeločnik, A., "La dernière émission des folles de la première tétrarchie de l'atelier de Ticinum", Revue numismatique 1965, pp. 236-240).

Coin should be listed before TICINUM 55a.

See also:
TICINUM [before 55a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA P
TICINUM [before 55a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE
TICINUM [before 55a], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE
TICINUM [before 55a], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA P
TICINUM [before 55a], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA S

NOTES

Weight 10.58 g. From Jeločnik's article cited above (p. 239, no. 3).

Other specimens:

- specimen from Jeločnik's article cited above (p. 239, no. 2); weight 10.44 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski