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, A 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 (CNG; 6.30 g, 23 mm) or ANTIOCHIA 148c (FAC; 6.13 g, 23.8 mm) with an engraver's error. But it is also possible that Maximinus' promotion to Augustus took place during the minting of this issue. Coin should be listed after ANTIOCHIA 119b.

NOTES

Weight 7.71 g. Coin cited in RIC from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1909,0901.104).

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in December 2010 for $21.51 (probably from the same dies); weight 6.20 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski