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Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.; EQVITI Series II of Ticinum, E, PXXI
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 "E" in the reverse field is the first letter of the codeword EQVITI. The letter "P" in the exergue indicates this coin was struck by the first 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.
RA87620. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2
480; Pink VI-1
p. 67, em. 9; Cohen VI
121; SRCV III
11965 var. (obv.
leg.), Hunter IV
142 var. (same), Choice EF, excellent centering and strike, near full silvering, mint luster
, areas of dark tone, 1st officina
(Pavia, Italy) mint, weight
4.308g, maximum diameter
23.0mm, die axis
, emission 9, 281 A.D.; obverse IMP C
PROBVS AVG, radiate
and mantled bust
left, holding an eagle-tipped scepter
; reverse CONCORD MILIT
(harmony with the soldiers), Concordia
standing slightly, head
left, flanked by two standards, one in each hand, E
left, PXXI in exergue
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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