6-1011

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

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMI-ANVSAVG [MAXIMIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

CONCOR-DIAAVGG [CONCORDIA AVGG]; Concordia stg. l., turreted, r. holding head of Serapis, l. leaning on sceptre. Γ 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 Δ
ALEXANDRIA [after 61], MAXIMINVS, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONCORDIA AVGG]

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.29 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica aution 59 (lot 1158) in April 2011 for CHF 5,500; sold on CNG auction 105 (lot 964) in May 2017 for $4,000.

Note that also fake coins of this type already exist!; specimen from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by Ardatirion [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski