6-992

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [after 119b], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

IMPCGALVALMAXIMINVSPFAVG [IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOIMP-ERATORIS [GENIO IMPERATORIS]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Altar in left field, Α in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Galerius Maximian and Licinius (p. 633). However, Bruun mentions in footnote 2 on p. 633 that: "B.M. has this type and mark with obv. Imp C Gal Val Maximinus P F Aug, r. laur., off. A. This must surely be regarded as a hybrid combining a rev. of this issue with an obv. of the next". Neither Bruun's hypothesis can be excluded, nor the possibility of ANTIOCHIA 133c (from CNG; weight 6.30 g; diameter 23 mm) or ANTIOCHIA 148c (from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 6.13 g; diameter 23.8 mm) with an engraver's error. But it is also possible that Maximinus' promotion of Augustus took place during the minting of this issue. Coin should be listed after ANTIOCHIA 119b.

NOTES

Weight 6.2 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on eBay in December 2010 for $21.51.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski