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« on: October 15, 2005, 10:23:45 am »

I'm re-cataloguing my collection, and have a question about this Probus ant from Ticinium.

I've looked at all the Probus sites on the web, WW and CoinArchives, and while I've found this type with a dot in either field, I haven't seen any with dots in both fields.  RIC and Cohen don't mention them, and the RIC plate coin has no dots.  They're not positioned as centering devices, as far as I can tell.

Anybody know what the dots mean, if anything?

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 10:52:54 am »

The dots appear on some coins with no apparent pattern in this series and they are not known to have any meaning.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2005, 10:59:57 am »

Many thanks, just wanted to be sure!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 02:59:59 pm »

Gorgeous coin, though!
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 04:27:51 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005, 06:39:02 am »

If you were not aware (but I am sure that you are) this is a CODED coin from the AEQVITI series of Probus. A VERY interesting series.

As you have stated there is little if any info about the dots. If they were used as a "time" stamp they would be for very short runs of coins as this series without the accompaniment of the star in left or right field has been narrowed down to a single year, 280. The Ticinum series with the star is attributed  to the next year, 281.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2005, 09:33:11 am »

Hi, Chip!

Yeah, I knew it was part of the AEQVITI series, but I bought it because of the condition.  I need to change the date, though, I have it listed as 281.  Thanks!
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