Diocletian, 284 – 305. Aureus, Antiochia circa 286, AV 6.33 g. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust l., holding eagle-tipped sceptre and wearing imperial mantle. Rev. IOVI CONSERVATO – RI AVGG The Emperor, standing l. in military attire and holding sceptre, receives from Jupiter, also holding sceptre, a Victory on globe; in lower centre field, N and, in exergue, SMA. C –. RIC –. Calicó –. Lukanc p. 152, 5 (this reverse die).
Estimate: 18'000 CHF
Starting price: 14'400 CHF
Price realized: 16'000 CHF
Apparently only the second specimen known and the only one in private hands.
Two minor edge marks, otherwise virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Sold Harlan J. Berk, buy-or-bid auction 96, Chicago, 18 June 1997, lot 14.
Sold by Gemini I, New York, 11-12 January 2005, lot 443.