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

  

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 globe (?) close to body, in facing quadriga; two horses turn l., and two r. ς 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 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 Ζ
ANTIOCHIA [after 144], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Ι

NOTES

Weight 6.52 g; diameter 28 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction 93 (lot 1254) in May 2013 for $760; sold on CNG auction 97 (lot 720) in September 2014 for $650.

Other specimens:

- from Victor Failmezger's collection (no. 208c in RBC); photo by Doug Smith; weight 4.0 g; diameter 23.2 mm; holding globe up [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 84 (lot 1472), May 2010; Sol is holding globe up; weight 5.83 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- from Dirty Old Coins; globe close to body [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski