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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 124, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Ζ

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIN-VSNOBCAES [MAXIMINVS NOB CAES]; bust l., laur., dr., cuir., r. holding Victory on globe, shield (decorated with two riders and four prisoners) on l. arm.

REVERSE

VIRTVSEXER-CITVS [VIRTVS EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r., nude, r. holding lowered spear, l. shield. Z in left field, altar in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Ζ. RIC lists for this type officinae Β and ς (p. 634). General note about this issue from p. 607: "Virtus Exercitus, for Galerius and Maximinus, was produced in very small quantity, though with two variants reserved for Maximinus with armoured and decorated busts". For description of bust type see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 634.

NOTES

Weight 5.91 g; diameter 24 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction 84 (lot 1471) in May 2010 for $1,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski