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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 120, MAXIMINUS, [CORRECTION], UNLISTED OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

MAXIMINVSNOBILI-SSIMVSCAESAR [MAXIMINVS NOBILISSIMVS CAESAR]; Maximinus stg. l. in military dress, r. holding globe, l. leaning on long sceptre (or spear). Altar in left field, B in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - B. For ANTIOCHIA 120 only officina Z is attested and RIC cites unique specimen which is now in the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (p. 633). Unfortunately, with some errors in description.

Note that the bust type is obviously not F (helmeted and cuirassed), but it is also not a simple misprint in RIC (F instead of E), because on p. 607 Sutherland explicitly confirms this description: "Maximinus [...] position is emphasized by the conspicuous (if rare) coins with obv. showing him helmeted and armoured and with. rev. Maximinus Nobilissimus Caesar, showing him as Princeps Iuventutis".

However, note that a variety with this type of rev. and bust helmeted and cuirassed also exists.

Note also that the bust on the Berlin specimen does not exactly match the description of bust type E (described on p. 630 as mantled) and should be described as draped and cuirassed.

Finally, RIC describes shield as "decorated with two riders and four prisoners" (p. 630). But there could be also seven figures and riders are sometimes holding draco standards (detail identified by Ben Bridgwater).

See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 633 and CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 634

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

NOTES

Weight 6.96 g. Coin offered on Classical Numismatic Auctions X (lot 947), March 1990; sold on Hess-Divo auction 324 (lot 91) in October 2013 for CHF 1,100; sold on Hirsch auction 298 (lot 781) in May 2014 for EUR 1,600.

Other specimens:

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 65 (lot 908) in December 2019 for GBP 110; weight 5.93 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2013 for GBP 140; obv. legend break S-N [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Mariusz Graczyk];

- from CGB E-shop (brm_357857); weight 5.01 g; diameter 25 mm; obv. legend break S-N [click for picture];

- from Numismatik Lanz auction, May 1989; weight 6.39 g; obv. legend break S-N [click for picture];

- offered on Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction No. 1 (lot 473) in December 2018; sold on eBay in August 2020 for EUR 100; weight 6.50 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski