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RIC Volume VI - Diocletian Reform to Maximinus: Thessalonica Mint


Diocletian, AR Argenteus, c.302, Group I, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 1
DIOCLETI_ANVS AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
VIRTV_S MI_LITVM
Campgate with five rows, doors open, four turrets, * above arch, top and bottom rows empty blocks
TS . A . in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.35g
RIC VI, 11a (R4 for type)

Note: Not attested in RIC for officina 1


Diocletian, AE Follis, c.298-299, Group I, Class I, Thessalonica, Officina 1
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
TSA in exergue
25mm x 28mm, 9.86g
RIC VI, 19a (C)


Galerius, AE Follis, c.298-299, Group I, Class I, Thessalonica, Officina 2
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
TSB in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 10.50g
RIC VI, 20b (C2)


Diocletian, AE Follis, c.300-301, Group I, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_L_I ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
. TSB . in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 10.30g
RIC VI, 21a (C2)


Maximianus, AE Follis, c.300-301, Group I, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 1
IMP C . MA . MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
GENIO POPV_L_I ROMANI
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
. TSA . in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 8.80g
RIC VI, 21b (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, c.300-301, Group I, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_L_I ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
. TSB . in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 9.27g
RIC VI, 22b (C2)


Constantius I, AE Follis, 302-303, Group I, Class IV, Thessalonica, Officina 5
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_L_I ROMANI
Genius standing facing, head left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
E in right field
. TS . in exergue
26mm x 29mm, 11.09g
RIC VI, 26a (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, 302-303, Group I, Class IV, Thessalonica, Officina 3
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_L_I ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
G in right field
. TS . in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 10.00g
RIC VI, 26b (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 1
GAL . MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent wreath ties
GENIO A_VGVSTI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* | A across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
23mm x 26mm, 7.03g
RIC VI, 30a (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent wreath ties
GENIO A_VGVSTI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* | B across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 7.35g
RIC VI, 30a (C2)

Note: This example is 0.60g heavier than the expected range of 6.75g-5.75g


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 5
GAL VALE_RIA AVG
Laureate, diademed, draped bust right, hair weaved in rows and braided in loops at base of neck
VENERI V_ICTRICI
Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand
E in right field
. SM . TS . in exergue
24mm x 27mm, 6.63g
RIC VI, 34v (R for type)

Note: There should be a * in the left field on the reverse, however, I do not see any evidence or trace of one. RIC does not list a series for this type without a * field mark for Thessalonica.


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
GAL VALE_RIA AVG
Diademed bust facing, head right, hair weaved in rows and curled around side of head at base of neck, wearing embroidered robes with two necklaces
VENERI V_ICTRICI
Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand
* | B across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
RIC VI, 36 (C2)
Ex CNG Mail Bid 69, Lot 1501, June 2005; Ex CNG at San Antonio show, April 1995


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 3
GAL VAL_ERIA AVG
Diademed bust facing, head right, hair weaved in rows and curled around side of head at base of neck, wearing embroidered robes with two necklaces
VENERI V_ICTRICI
Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand
* | G across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
RIC VI, 36 (C2)


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 3
GAL VAL_ERIA AVG
Diademed bust facing, head right, hair weaved in rows and curled around side of head at base of neck, wearing embroidered robes with two necklaces
VENERI V_ICTRICI
Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand
* | G across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
26mm, 6.38g
RIC VI, 36 (C2)


Licinius I, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
VAL . LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
VIRTVTI E_XERCITVS
Mars advancing right, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, helmeted and wearing boots, spear pointing forward in right hand, trophy over left shoulder in left hand
* | B across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 6.80g
RIC VI, 37b (C)
Ex Gorny & Mosch


Licinius I, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group II, Thessalonica, Officina 4
VAL . LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
VIRTVTI E_XERCITVS
Mars advancing right, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, helmeted and wearing boots, spear pointing forward in right hand, trophy over left shoulder in left hand
* | D across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
25mm x 27mm, 6.98g
RIC VI, 37b (C for type)
Ex Gorny & Mosch

Note: Not attested in RIC for officina 4, which was used by Maximinus II and Constantine I


Licinius I, AE Follis, 310-311, Group III, Thessalonica, Officina 5
VAL . LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent wreath ties
GENIO A_VGVSTI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* | E across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
24mm x 27mm, 6.97g
RIC VI, 40b (C)


Divus Galerius, AE Follis, c.311, Group IV, Class I, Thessalonica, Officina 1
DIVO MAXIMIANO
Veiled head right
MEM DIVI M_AXIMIANI
Domed, horned, shrine with closed doors, surmounted by eagle
A in right field
. SM . TS . in exergue
24mm x 25mm, 4.18g
RIC VI, 48 (R5)
Ex Gantcho Zagorski, Yahoo, October 2003


Divus Galerius, AE Follis, c.311, Group IV, Class I, Thessalonica, Officina 1
DIVO MAXIMIANO
Veiled head right
MEM DIVI M_AXIMIANI
Domed, horned, shrine with closed doors, surmounted by eagle
A in right field
. SM . TS . in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 4.62g
RIC VI, 48 (R5)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Licinius I, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group IV, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSE_RVATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Wreath | B across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 5.04g
RIC VI, 49 (C)


Licinius I, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group IV, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 4
IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
IOVI CONSE_RVATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Wreath | D across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 5.52g
RIC VI, 49 (C)


Constantine I, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group IV, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSE_RVATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Wreath | B across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 4.79g
RIC VI, 50b (C)


Constantine I, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group IV, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSE_RVATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Wreath | G across fields
. SM . TS . in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 5.47g
RIC VI, 50b (C)


Constantine I, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group IV, Class II, Thessalonica, Officina 5
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
IOVI CONSE_RVATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, globe in right hand, scepter in left
Wreath | E across fields
SMTS in exergue
24mm, 4.40g
RIC VI, 50bv (C for type)

Note: This example appears to be missing the expected pellets . SM . TS . in the exergual mark. RIC VI does not list a series without the exergual pellets.


Roman Imperial, Licinius I, AE Follis, c.312-313, Group IV, Class IV, Thessalonica, Officina 3
IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, parallel laurel ties
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left
• TS • Γ • in exergue
22mm x 25mm, 3.25g
RIC VI, 60 (C)

Note: It's clear the celator bungled the reverse legend. The spacing is perfect to end the legend with AVGG, however, the NN still needed to be added and was cut into the die after it was finished. The NN appears to be slightly taller than the other letters, meaning a deeper cut into the die.


Licinius I, AE Follis, c.312-313, Group IV, Class IV, Thessalonica, Officina 4
IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, parallel laurel ties
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left
. TS . D . in exergue
24mm x 25mm, 3.29g
RIC VI, 60 (C)


Constantine I, AE Follis, c.312-313, Group IV, Class IV, Thessalonica, Officina 2
IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, parallel laurel ties
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left
. TS . B . in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.31g
RIC VI, 61b (C)


Constantine I, AE Follis, c.312-313, Group IV, Class IV, Thessalonica, Officina 5
IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, parallel laurel ties
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG N N
Jupiter standing facing, head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, scepter in left, eagle with wreath in beak at feet to left
. TS . E . in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.85g
RIC VI, 61b (C)