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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMINVS-NOBCAES [MAXIMINVS NOB CAES]; bust l., helm., cuir., spear over r. shoulder, decorated shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

SOLIIN-VICTAE [SOLI INVICTAE (sic!)]; Sol, rad. and in long robe, stg. facing, head l., r. raised, l. holding up globe, in facing quadriga; two horses turn l., and two r. A in middle field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Galerius Maximian (p. 638). General note from p. 609: "A small and very rare issue which may be part of (i): it includes Sole (or Soli) Invicto in two varieties for Maximinus as Caesar (armoured bust) and Augustus, in a third (quadriga) variety for Licinius, and with anomalous form of legend for Galerius. Date, 310". Note also that description in RIC could be misleading; see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 638. Coin should be listed after ANTIOCHIA 144.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Ζ
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Ι

NOTES

Weight 6.65 g; diameter 28 mm. Sold on VCoins (Athena Numismatics) for $2,100.

Other specimens:

- sold on Jesús Vico Room Auction 149 (lot 493) in November 2017 for EUR 500; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- sold on Hess-Divo auction 307 (lot 1732) in June 2007 for CHF 280; weight 6.50 g; diameter 27 mm [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1978.212.4); weight 6.08 g; diameter 23.5 mm [click for picture];

- from York Coins; weight 6.78 g [click for picture];

- sold on Thesaurus "Idra" auction in December 2008 for EUR 210; sold on ibercoin auction 19.1 (lot 2306) in April 2015 for EUR 130; weight 6.24 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski