6-1360

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [after 120], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIN-VSNOBCAES [MAXIMINVS NOB CAES]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir., r. holding Victory on globe, l. decorated shield.

REVERSE

MAXIMINVSNOBI-LISSIMVSCAESAR [MAXIMINVS NOBILISSIMVS CAESAR]; Maximinus stg. facing, head l., in military dress, r. holding Victory on globe, l. leaning on spear. Altar in left field, B in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. Specimen similar to ANTIOCHIA 135 from Group V (p. 636), except for different m.m. pattern with no star over altar. Therefore it belongs to Group IV. Cohen probably was aware of this type (see Cohen, vol. VII, p. 154, no. 132). However, it is possible that some of these specimens could be in fact ANTIOCHIA 135 with star worn out, omitted accidentally by engraver or unstruck because of clogged die.

Coin should be listed after ANTIOCHIA 120 which has virtually the same reverse except for Maximinus holding globe without Victory. But note that the description of ANTIOCHIA 120 in RIC is incorrect (see: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 633).

See also:
ANTIOCHIA 120, MAXIMINUS, [CORRECTION], UNLISTED OFFICINA B
ANTIOCHIA 120, MAXIMINUS, [CORRECTION], UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ
ANTIOCHIA 120, MAXIMINUS, [CORRECTION], OFFICINA Z
ANTIOCHIA [after 120], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE
ANTIOCHIA [after 120], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 7.18 g. Sold on VCoins (Athena Numismatics) for $2,900.

Other specimens:

- from Classical Numismatic Auctions XX (lot 897), March 1992; weight 6.72 g; obv. legend break S-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski