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Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:10:45 AM »
Here is a lot with an unlisted Diocletian that just sold for $326.42. I haven't looked in any other reference than RIC.


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Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 02:36:54 PM »
I assume it is Bastien #135 (RIC.83)
I was following the sale, the day before it was 11.5€, I was thinking it could be a good deal...But I forgot to bid... and when I saw the price I had no regret. ::)
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Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:12:01 AM »
You must be right about the RIC number...I could not make up my mind if there was a shield and looked for only spear forward. Bastien even illustrates an example that looks a lot like this one. I was a little surprised that the price got so high, but you never know what will happen on eBay.

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Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 12:19:12 PM »
I assume it is Bastien #135 (RIC.83)
I was following the sale, the day before it was 11.5€, I was thinking it could be a good deal...But I forgot to bid... and when I saw the price I had no regret. ::)

That's a steep increase. Was it a bidding war or did one person just want it badly and bid high?

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Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 12:59:59 PM »

It seemed like a bidding war. There were 29 bids and several people bid multiple times.


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Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 01:04:27 PM »
It seems that a few people really want it : http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=263409897752&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565
In the other hand, even if it is not unpublished, it stills a very rare coin known by only two specimens in Bastien's catalogue

Edit: Victor answered while I was writing.
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