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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [before 124], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

GALVALMAXIMINVSNOBCAES [GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

BONOGENIOPII-IMPERATORIS [BONO GENIO PII IMPERATORIS]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Crescent over K in left field and Α over P in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC lists this issue only for Maximinus as Augustus (p. 682). The specimen shown here proves that also BONO GENIO... type was introduced long before Galerius' death (see p. 680), so it should be listed before ALEXANDRIA 124.

NOTES

Weight 7.60 g; diameter 24-25 mm. From Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in April 2007 for $331; weight 7.82 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski