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RIC VI, ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI FVLGERATORI]

  

OBVERSE

DIOCLETI-ANVSPFAVG [DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVIFVLG-E-RAT-OR-I [IOVI FVLGERATORI]; Jupiter advancing r., cloak flying, r. holding thunderbolt, serpent-legged giant to right. PR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Many types with m.m. PR are omitted in RIC V/2 and RIC VI. There is a very slight possibility that some of them were minted after Reform. Also, others were added here for comparison. Cf. RIC V/2 146 (different bust type and rev. legend: FVLGVRATORI, probably in error).

Note that so far three different rev. legend breaks are attested: G-E-RAT-OR-I, L-G-ERAT-O and L-G, which could make in RIC three separate entries (cf. TREVERI 802 and 807 or SISCIA 61 and SISCIA 62).

Listed in Depeyrot (p. 82, no. 6/8; rev. legend break L-G as shows relevant picture on plate 12; in description erroneously V-L). Coin could be listed in RIC before ROMA 5a.

See also:
ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI FVLGERATORI]
ROMA [before 5a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI FVLGERATORI]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 4.97 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 199 (lot 737) in October 2011 for EUR 14,000; sold on Künker auction 347 (lot 1229) in March 2021 for EUR 10,000.

Other specimens:

- from the Münzkabinett of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Collection (object no. RÖ 23412); weight 5.37 g; diameter 18.7 mm; rev. legend break L-G [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 46 (lot 681) in April 2008 for CHF 15,000; weight 5.34 g; rev. legend break L-G-ERAT-ORI [click for picture];

- sold on CNG Triton IX (lot 1588) in January 2006 for USD 8,000; weight 5.62 g[click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski