6-044

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

  

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. Β 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 Α
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 7.34 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 170 (lot 2902) in October 2008 for EUR 1,200.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1863,0325.5); Sol is holding globe close to body; weight 7.63 g [click for picture];

- from Gorny & Mosch auction 107 (lot 577), April 2001; weight 6.35 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2009 for $799.99 [click for picture];

- sold on Sternberg auction 23 (lot 784) in October 2000 for CHF 1,900; weight 6.47 g [click for picture];

- from Hirsch auction 272 (lot 758), May 2011 [officina letter uncertain, could be theta]; sold on eBay in July 2011 for EUR 461; weight 8.4 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, August 2013; Sol is holding globe close to body or there is no globe; weight 5.332 g; diameter 24.3 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Naville Numismatics Live Auction 49 (lot 607) in May 2019 for GBP 270 (attribution uncertain); weight 6.41 g.; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- from CGB Numishop (brm_292049); weight 6.11 g; diameter 24.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 336 (lot 315) in October 2014 for $213; weight 6.57 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, November 2011; weight 6.50 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 130 (lot 2350) in March 2004 for EUR 350; weight 6.39 g.; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 324 (lot 466) in April 2014 for $80 (attribution uncertain); weight 6.08 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski