6-050

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [after 69], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMI-NVSCAESAR [MAXIMINVS CAESAR]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; camp-gate, three turrets, no doors. *ANTH* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists argentei with mintmark *ANTH* only for members of the First Tetrarchy (Diocletian and Maximian Herculius as Augusti and Constantius and Galerius Maximian as Caesari) and dated this issue for c. 298. Also in footnote 1 on p. 623 Sutherland denies the possibility that it could be normally continued after 305: "Vienna has specimen with obv. Maximia-nus Aug, r. laur., and rev. Virtus Militum, three-turreted camp-gate, no doors, *ANTH*, 3.1 gm., rev. axis ↓; the portrait is that of Galerius. This is presumably a coin struck, beyond official instructions, soon after 1 May 305".

However, this very type mentioned by Sutherland was already known to Cohen (Cohen, vol. VI, p. 558, no. 627), but wrongly attributed to Maximian Herculius. Voetter was aware of Cohen's mistake and correctly attributed another specimen to Galerius Maximian (Voetter, p. 39, no. 15). Additionally, the existence of other coins with the same mintmark, minted for Maximinus as Caesar and Licinius as Augustus, shows clearly that this issue was officially continued until around 308, i.e. after the Conference at Carnuntum. See also Gautier - Antioche.

Coin should be listed after ANTIOCHIA 69.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA [after 69], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED FOR RULER
ANTIOCHIA [after 102], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.23 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Triton X (lot 771) in January 2007 for $1,800; sold on CNG auction 105 (lot 965) in May 2017 for $1,200; sold on CNG eAuction 412 (lot 671) in January 2018 for $1,000.

Other specimens:

- from Gautier - Antioche (p. 71, no. 4); now in Brussels; weight 3.31 g [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Antioche (p. 71, no. 6); now in Ljubljana; weight 2.97 g [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Antioche (p. 71, no. 7); sold on Gorny & Mosch auction in October 2006; sold on Nomos 7 (lot 203) in May 2013 for CHF 1,150; now in the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 3.16 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski