7-981

RIC VII, SISCIA 197, FAUSTA, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

FLAVMAXF-AVSTAAVG [FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG]; bust r., head bare, waved hair, mantled.

REVERSE

SPESREIP-VBLICAE [SPES REIPVBLICAE]; Spes stg. to front, looking l., head veiled, two children in her arms. ΓSISO in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Specimen similar to SISCIA 197 except for mintmark ΓSISO instead of ΓSIS[wreath]. Probably an engraver's error or carelessly made imitative piece. Note also unusual obv. legend break MAXF-AVSTA instead of regular MAX-FAVSTA.

NOTES

Weight 3.07 g; diameter 18.5 mm. From CGB.

Other specimens:

- from the same dies sold on Herbert Grün auction 57 (lot 208) in November 2011 for EUR 175; weight 2.34 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski