6-048

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 125, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMINVS-NOBCAES [MAXIMINVS NOB CAES]; bust l., helm., cuir., spear over r. shoulder, shield (decorated with two riders and four prisoners) on l. arm.

REVERSE

VIRTVSEX-ERCITVS [VIRTVS EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] stg. facing, head l., in military dress, r. leaning on shield, l. on vertical spear. Altar in left field, Γ in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists for this type officinae Α, Β, ς and Ι (p. 634). General note 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".

See also:
ANTIOCHIA 125, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Ζ

NOTES

Weight 7.01 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on Künker auction 89 (lot 2647) in March 2004 for EUR 150.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG eAuction 416 (lot 476) in March 2018 for $120; weight 6.09 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in July 2016 for EUR 119; weight 8.02 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- from Roma Numismatics E-sale 35 (lot 1024), May 2017; weight 6.13 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture].

- sold on eBay in August 2010 for $173.82; weight 6.20 g; diameter 23-25 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski