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RIC VI, ALEXANDRIA 133, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, MINTMARK VARIETY, ANCIENT FORGERY

  

OBVERSE

DIVOMAXIMIANOMAXIMINVSAVGFIL [DIVO MAXIMIANO MAXIMINVS AVG FIL]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

AETERNAEMEMORIAEGALMAXIMIANI [AETERNAE MEMORIAE GAL MAXIMIANI]; eagle stg. l. above garland on lighted altar. ALE in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Type similar to ALEXANDRIA 133 (or ALEXANDRIA 143, 148, 143, 151, 154 and 159) except for simple issue pattern: ALE (like on gold aurei ALEXANDRIA 131-132) with no officina letter and other marks. Possibly an ancient forgery (cast copy? trial piece?).

NOTES

Weight 6.17 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on Heritage Auctions 61160 (lot 97490) in May 2020 for $132.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski