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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 206. Estimate CHF1250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diocletian. AD 284-305. Argenteus (Silver, 2.26 g 12), Ticinum, c. 295. DIOCLETIANVS AVG Laureate head of Diocletian to right. Rev. VIRTVS MILITVM / T Camp gate with three turrets and open door. Jelocnik -. RIC -. Extremely rare, if not unknown. A few minor areas of weakness, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the Tetrarchy Collection, New York.

This type is completely unknown for Diocletian at Ticinum and may well be a pattern of some sort; the fact that it is very light weight for an argenteus emphasizes its special and unusual character.