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RIC Volume VI - Diocletian Reform to Maximinus: Ticinum Mint


Constantius I, AR Argenteus, c.295, Group I, Class II, Ticinum
CONSTANTI_VS CAESAR
Laureate head right
VICTORIA-SARMAT
The four princes sacrificing over tripod before gate in six-turreted enclosure
18mm x 20mm, 3.41g
RIC VI, 17a (R2); Jelocnik 39


Constantius I, AE Follis, c.296-297, Group I, Class III, Ticinum, Officina 2
CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* in left field
ST in exergue
26mm x 29mm, 10.86g (encrusted)
RIC VI, 32a (C)


Galerius, AE Follis, c.296-297, Group I, Class III, Ticinum, Officina 1
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* in left field
PT in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 11.28g
RIC VI, 32b (C)

Note: This example is 0.78g heavier than the expected range of 10.50-8.50g


Galerius, AE Follis, c.296-297, Group I, Class III, Ticinum, Officina 2
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
* in left field
ST in exergue
26mm x 28mm, 9.07g
RIC VI, 32b (C)


Diocletian, AE Follis, 298-299, Ticinum, Officina 1
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI 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
* in left field
PT . in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 12.69g
RIC VI, 33a (C)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: The expected weight range for this series is 10.5g-9.0g, putting this 2mm+ thick coin over 2 grams overweight.


Diocletian, AE Follis, 300-303, Ticinum, Officina 1
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG-ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
PT . in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 9.46g
RIC VI, 43a (C2)


Diocletian, AE Follis, 300-303, Ticinum, Officina 2
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG-ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
ST . in exergue
27mm, 9.02g
RIC VI, 43a (C2)


Galerius as Caesar, AE Follis, 300-303, Group I, Class VI (a), Ticinum, Officina 3
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG-ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
TT . in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 9.65g
RIC VI, 44b (C2)
Ex Freeman & Sear, CICF Show, April 2010


Diocletian, AE Follis, 300-303, Ticinum, Officina 2
IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
ST . in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 9.84g
RIC VI, 45a (C2)


Maximianus, AE Follis, c.300-303, Group I, Class VI (b), Ticinum, Officina 2
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
ST• in exergue
25mm x 27mm, 9.42g
RIC VI, 45b (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, 300-303, Ticinum, Officina 2
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
ST . in exergue
26mm x 28mm, 10.93g
RIC VI, 46b (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, 300-303, Ticinum, Officina 3
MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
TT . in exergue
26mm x 29mm, 9.76g
RIC VI, 46b (C2)


Galerius, AE Follis, 305-306, Group II, Class I, Ticinum, Officina 1
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
FIDES M_I_LITVM
Fides seated left, standard in each hand
Pellet in right field
PT in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 8.05g
RIC VI, 55b (C2)

Note: This example is 0.45g under the expected ranged of 10.50-8.50g


Galerius, AE Follis, 305-306, Group II, Class I, Ticinum, Officina 2
IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
FIDES M_I_LITVM
Fides seated left, standard in each hand
Pellet in right field
ST in exergue
25mm x 27mm, 7.87g
RIC VI, 55b (C2)

Note: This example is 0.63g under the expected ranged of 10.50-8.50g. Also, this example has an interesting variant for the laurel ties with three distinct ties, two of them parallel across the neck and one hanging straight down.


Diocletian, AE Follis, 305-306, Ticinum, Officina 3
D N DIOCLETIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG
Laureate bust right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch downward in right hand, vertical scepter in left
Pellet in right field
TT in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 8.12g
RIC VI, 56a (C)


Maximianus, AE Follis, 305-306, Ticinum, Officina 3
D N MAXIMIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG
Laureate bust right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch downward in right hand, vertical scepter in left
Pellet in right field
TT in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 9.16g
RIC VI, 56b (S)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, c.305, Group II, Class I, Ticinum, Officina 1
MAXIMINVS NOB CAESAR
Laureate head right
VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS N N
Mars advancing right in military dress, spear pointing forward in right hand, trophy over shoulder in left hand
. in left field
PT in exergue
28mm x 29mm, 9.23g
RIC VI, 58b (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Roman Imperial, Maximianus, AE Billon Post-Abdication Follis, c.Autumn 306, Group III, Class II, Ticinum, Officina 2
D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
Laureate bust right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch downward in right hand, vertical scepter in left
A in left field, • in center field
ST in exergue
27mm x 29mm, 9.22g
RIC VI, 68b (S)
Ex Freeman & Sear


Severus II, AE Follis, December 306, Ticinum, Officina 1
IMP C SEVERVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
FIDES M_I_LITVM
Fides seated left, standard in each hand
Pellet in right field
PT in exergue
25mm x 28mm, 8.82g
RIC VI, 73 (S)
Ex Malter Galleries, Auction 87, Lot 512, November 2005


Maxentius, AE Follis, Autumn 307-Spring 308, Ticinum, Officina 3
MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
CONSERV-VRB SVAE
Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, globe in right hand, scepter in left, empty pediment, knobs as acroteria
TT in exergue
24mm x 26mm, 7.68g
RIC VI, 91 (C2)


Constantine I, AE Follis, Autumn 307-Spring 308, Ticinum, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
CONSERV-VRB SVAE
Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, globe in right hand, scepter in left, empty pediment, knobs as acroteria
TT in exergue
24mm x 27mm, 6.78g
RIC VI, 93 (C)


Divus Constantius I, AE Follis, Autumn 307-Spring 308, Group IV, Class I, Ticinum, Officina 1
DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG
Veiled head right
MEMORIA DIV_I CONSTANTI
Domed shrine with closed arched double doors, surmounted by eagle with wings spread standing right, head left
PT in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 6.60g
RIC VI, 97 (C)


Divus Constantius I, AE Follis, Autumn 307-Spring 308, Group IV, Class I, Ticinum, Officina 2
DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG
Veiled head right
MEMORIA DIV_I CONSTANTI
Eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors
ST in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 6.25g
RIC VI, 97 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 76, Lot 618, October 2003


Divus Constantius I, AE Follis, Autumn 307-Spring 308, Group IV, Class I, Ticinum, Officina 3
DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG
Veiled head right
MEMORIA DIV_I CONSTANTI
Domed shrine with closed arched double doors, surmounted by eagle with wings spread standing right, head left
TT in exergue
23mm x 27mm, 6.01g
RIC VI, 97 (C)


Maxentius, AE Follis, May 308-309/310, Group IV, Class II, Ticinum, Officina 3
IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG CONS
Laureate, mantled bust left, scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand
CONSERV-VRB SVAE
Roma seated facing, head left, in hexastyle temple, globe in right hand, scepter in left, empty pediment, knobs as acroteria
TT in exergue
23mm x 26mm, 4.83g
RIC VI, 103 (C)

Note: The portrait appears to have the scepter in the right hand with the forearm across the chest, but this is anatomically impossible, based on the rendering of the hand with the thumb position. Also, this example is 1.17g under the average range of 7.00-6.00g.


Constantine I, AE Follis, October 312-c.May 313, Group V, Ticinum, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
Sol, radiate, standing facing (right), looking left, pleat of chlamys on both sides of body, right hand raised behind, globe in left
PT in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 4.40g
RIC VI, 131a (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Constantine I, AE Follis, October 312-c.May 313, Group V, Ticinum, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
Sol, standing facing, leaning right, radiate head left, pleat of chlamys on both sides of body, right hand raised behind, globe outward in left
PT in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 4.41g
RIC VI, 131a (C)

Consignor notes: VF, earthen patina.


Constantine I, AE Follis, October 312-c.May 313, Group V, Ticinum, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
Sol, radiate, standing right, looking left, pleat of chlamys on both sides of body, right hand raised behind, globe in left
TT in exergue
22mm, 4.09g
RIC VI, 131a (C)


Constantine I, AE Follis, October 312-c.May 313, Group V, Ticinum, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
Sol, radiate, standing and looking facing, nude but for pleat of chlamys on both sides of body, right hand raised, globe in left
ST in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.47g
RIC VI, 133 (S)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection

Note: This is an extremely rare depiction of Sol standing facing and looking at the viewer. In the past 10 years, I've only seen a few examples with this iconography.