6-521

RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA [after 61], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONCORDIA AVGG], OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSAVG [MAXIMIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CONC-O-RDIAAVGG [CONCORDIA AVGG]; Concordia stg. l., turreted, r. holding head of Serapis, l. leaning on sceptre. Δ in right field. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Type not attested in RIC. There is, however, a close resemblance between the examined coin and Alexandrian aureus of Severus II [ALEXANDRIA 61] with rev legend CONCORDIA AVG ET CAES (p. 671). General note from p. 653 reads as follows: "The only gold which can with certainty be attributed to this period is a unique aureus of Severus with Concordia Aug et Caes; the singular terminations must surely show Maximinus' readiness at Alexandria to publicize support for Severus in contrast to Galerius and Constantine. The coin is officina-marked, and continues on the standard of c. 5.3 gm." Here we have coin with rev. legend ended with ...AVGG which could suggest a conciliatory gesture to the second Augustus. Coin should be listed after ALEXANDRIA 61.

See also:
ALEXANDRIA [after 61], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONCORDIA AVGG], OFFICINA Γ
ALEXANDRIA [after 61], MAXIMINVS, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONCORDIA AVGG]

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.20 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica aution 51 (lot 416) in March 2009 for CHF 9,000; sold on Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale III (lot 219) in January 2012 for $6,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on Nomos auction 3 (lot 229) in May 2011 for CHF 7,500; weight 3.41 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski