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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA 73b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, [CORRECTION], UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

DNMAXIMIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVGG [D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVGG]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, r. holding olive-branch, l. mappa.

REVERSE

PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG [PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., r. holding branch, l. leaning on sceptre. Δ in middle field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION], UNLISTED OFFICINA - Δ. RIC claims that this Providentia issue has a dot in m.m. (ANT•). However, there is no dot (or only accidental and extremely rare). According to RIC, there are "sometimes S F in field to l. and r.". Also not attested.

Cf. footnote 4 on p. 624: "Evidence for this issue is far from strong; it is likely that • in the mint-mark may sometimes have been a misreading of : (as in the next mark). It is, however, included here on the supposition that it may in fact exist". Note that dots on some coins may be obliterated or absent due to clogged die and these coins in fact belong to the next issue (ANT:) but the existence of issue without dot seems to be well proven.

For ANTIOCHIA 73b RIC lists only officina Z (p. 624), i.e. officina Δ was not known to Sutherland.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA 73b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, [CORRECTION], UNLISTED OFFICINA I

NOTES

Weight 10.81 g; diameter 28 mm. Coin sold on London Ancient Coins auction 39 (lot 225) in November 2014 for GBP 32.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski