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RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [HEESCH after 4], GENIO ANTIOCHENI, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

GENIO-ANTIOCHENI [GENIO ANTIOCHENI]; towered and draped bust of Antioch, r.

REVERSE

APOLLONI-SANCTO [APOLLONI SANCTO]; Apollo stg. l., patera in r. hand, lyre in l. Є in right field. SMA in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. The civic coinage minted under Maximinus II in 312 is completely absent in RIC VI. Already known to Cohen (cf. Cohen, vol. VIII, pp. 43-44, no. 1-5), but then it was thought to be minted under Julian II. Two issues listed in Voetter as "kleine Scheidemünzen" minted under Licinius after the death of Maximinus II (p. 46, no. 30-31; note incorrect weight given: 3.5 g instead 1.5 g, probably misprint). Catalogued in Vagi as the pagan coinage of the Great Persecution (pp. 516-517). However, the basic reference is still: Johan van Heesch, "The Last Civic Coinages and the Religious Policy of Maximinus Daza (AD 312)", Numismatic Chronicle 1993, pp. 65-75. Because of its availability, the present supplement lists only varieties omitted in Heesch.

Specimen similar to type listed in Heesch as 4, but with different obv. legend: GENIO ANTIOCHENI instead of GENIO CIVITATIS.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 1.63 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on CGB Monnaies 43 (lot 977) in April 2010 for EUR 240 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski