6-2483

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 21, DIOCLETIAN, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETIA-NVSAVGVSTVS [DIOCLETIANVS AVGVSTVS]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CONSVLVII-PPPROCOS [CONSVL VII P P PROCOS]; Emperor, laur., togate, stg. facing, head l., r. holding out globe, l. holding short baton at side. Dot in left field. SMA[retrograde sigma]* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. RIC suggests that there are two varieties of m.m. - with dot in exergue and with dot in l. field. See footnote 1 in p. 615: "The Naville example shows the dot placed low in field to l.; so also at Boston". But all specimens cited (or mentioned) in RIC have dot in left field.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA 14, CONSTANTIUS, [CORRECTION]
ANTIOCHIA 15, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, [CORRECTION]
ANTIOCHIA 18, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, [CORRECTION]

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.28 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1862,0417.2), cited in RIC.

Other specimens:

- from Naville sale III (lot 147), 1922; cited in RIC; weight 5.35 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Museum of Fine Arts Boston (no. 59.494); mentioned in RIC; weight 5.30 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 121 (lot 759) in October 2022 for EUR 3,000; weight 5.37 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski