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Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.; EQVITI Series III of Ticinum, V | * TXXI
Ticinum mint EQVITI series III - 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 star indicates this is from the third Ticinum series. 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.
RA25957. Billon antoninianus, Hunter IV 162 (also third officina), RIC V-2 499; Pink VI-1, p. 67; Cohen VI 577; SRCV III -, gVF, excellent centering, strong reverse, small flan crack, 3rd officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, weight 2.763g, maximum diameter 22.7mm, die axis 180o
, 282 A.D.; obverse IMP C PROBVS AVG, radiate and mantled bust left holding eagle-tipped scepter; reverse SALVS AVG (the health of the Emperor), Salus standing right feeding snake held in arms, V
left, * right, TXXI in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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