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Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.; EQVITI Series II of Ticinum, V, TXXI
Ticinum mint EQVITI series II - click "EQVITI" to read the NumisWiki article, "Coins of Probus with Coded Markings of EQVITI Embedded in the mint mark." The letter "V" in the reverse field is the third letter of the codeword EQVITI. The letter "T" in the exergue indicates this coin was struck by the third officina (mint workshop). The letters of the word EQVITI are coded in the mint marks of coins from all the officinae of the mint, with the specific letters of the codeword assigned to each officina in order corresponding with their officina numbers. This codeword probably refers to cavalry. It may be AEQVITI truncated because there were only six officinae in operation.
RA25952. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 500, gem EF
, 3rd officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, weight 3.973g, maximum diameter 23.8mm, die axis 180o
, obverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG (the valor of Emperor Probus), helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left; reverse SALVS AVG (the health of the Emperor), Salus standing right feeding snake held in arms, V
left, TXXI in exergue; ex Kunker, auction 111, 7026; SOLD
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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