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Diocletian COMES AVGG from Lyons
« on: September 21, 2017, 10:27:18 AM »
This coin is not in RIC for workshop C


Diocletian
A.D. 292- 293
Ӕ Antoninianus
22x23mm    3.6gm
IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
COMES AVGG; Minerva standing left, holding spear and resting left hand on shield
In ex. C
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Re: Diocletian COMES AVGG from Lyons
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 02:59:38 PM »
Nice and rare find !
Bastien #444, 8th emission, 3 ex.

I assume that there are a few mistakes or approximations in RIC for this reference #15 :

-There is no known coin for Diocletian from the second workshop. Excepted a coin described by Voetter (see Bastien #628 note 4) but not to be found.
-All known coins are from third workshop.
-There is no known IMP DICOLETIANVS P F AVG (12) legend for the COMES AVGG emission (8th). Excepted the coin described by Voetter.
-#15 & 16 are rated common but the five  COMES AVGG types for Diocletian are known by 1 to 5 examples.
-Even if there is a confusion with Maximian's coins, there is only one emission (12th) that has an example for COMES AVGG with MAXIMIANVS P F AVG legend known by only one example (B.628).
« Last Edit: September 22, 2017, 03:53:28 PM by Genio popvli romani »
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Re: Diocletian COMES AVGG from Lyons
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 04:04:54 PM »
P.S. Your coin has a reverse die-match with the coin #444  illustrated in Bastien.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2017, 12:01:00 AM by Genio popvli romani »
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Re: Diocletian COMES AVGG from Lyons
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 08:04:05 PM »
thanks...I didn't even check Bastien.