Note: Although RIC lists such coins as from officina 4 (Delta) only, all known examples appear to be from officina 1 (Alpha).

It is possible that Δ was a misreading of a poorly engraved A.
Further verification is necessary.

Bust A, as listed by RIC, as with many other similar coins of Serdica, is unlikely.




Chronology: Pink's 2nd emission of Serdica, 276 CE.

Probus antoninianus RIC 840v
RIC 840 variant, Serdica. Bust type C, (A2). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICTVS AVG

Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

REV.: CLEMENTIA TEMP     Cesures: CLEMENTIA T_EMP 

Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.

Mintmark: * // KAA   In center field star // KA dot Alpha dot

Weight: 3.46 g.
Die axis: 12 h.
Diameter: ?

Image provided courtesy of Barnaba Skibniewski.



 

Probus
                    antoninianus RIC 840v


RIC 840 variant, Serdica. Bust type C, (A2). Denomination: Antoninianus.

Grammatically incorrect obverse legend. Not listed from this officina in RIC.


OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICTO AVG
INVICTO should be INVICTVS to match the nominative of PROBVS.

Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

REV.: CLEMENTIA TEMP      Cesures: CLEMENTIA T_EMP 

Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.

Mintmark: * // KAA   In center field star // KA dot Alpha dot

Weight: ?
Die axis: ?
Diameter: ?

Image provided courtesy of EMPORIUM HAMBURG

Emporium Hamburg Auktion 48, 20-21.11.2002



Last revision:  08.04.2018 [...]