6-715

RIC VI, CARTHAGO [after 76], DOMITIUS ALEXANDER, UNLISTED ISSUE [S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI]

  

OBVERSE

IMPALEXANDERPFAVG [IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

SPQROPTIMOPRINCIPI [S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI]; legionary eagle l. between two vexilla surmounted by hand (on l.) and wreath (on r.). P•K in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists this type only with earlier mintmark PK (CARTHAGO 72, p. 434). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 435. Coin should be listed after CARTHAGO 76.

NOTES

Weight 4.30 g. From Leu auction 10 (lot 404), May 1974 (m.m. described as PK). This reading of the m.m. remains controversial. According to Guillaume Malingue, the quality of the picture from the auction's catalogue "does not allow to formally establish the reading" (see: Guillaume Malingue, The Coinage of Domitius Alexander (308-310 AD), Ausonius Éditions, Bordeaux 2018, footnote 1 on p. 134).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski