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RIC VI, CYZICUS [before 53], GALERIA VALERIA, UNLISTED ISSUE [VENERI VICTRICI; dot in r. field]

   

OBVERSE

GALVAL-ERIAAVG [GAL VALERIA AVG]; bust r., diad., dr.

REVERSE

VENERIV-ICTRICI [VENERI VICTRICI]; Venus stg. facing, head l., r. holding up apple, l. raising drapery over l. shoulder. Δ in left field, dot in right field. MKV in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen similar to CYZICUS 58 except for dot in r. field instead of star. Probably belongs to a separate earlier issue.

See footnote 3 on p. 587: "There is some evidence, slight but clear, that this type occured in an issue with mark , &c. Oxford possesses a coin with this reverse, of officina A, with obv. GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, r., laur. (5.46 gm.), while the A.N.S. has a specimen with the same reverse, of officina Δ, with obv. GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C, r., laur. It is possible that the dot in field to r. may be no more than a small variant in the main issue; equally, and on the analogy of later-mark sequence, it may indicate a very small issue succeeding . In view of this uncertainty it has not been listed here as a substantive issue".

For similarity of m.m. pattern cf. rare issues CYZICUS 81-82 and CYZICUS 95-99. See examples of CYZICUS 81 (ex Dattari), CYZICUS 82 (BM B.5056, 5.86 g), CYZICUS 95 (BM 1899,0804.17, 6.79 g) and CYZICUS 98 (ANS 1944.100.5843, 5.89 g, 23 mm).

Coin should be listed before CYZICUS 53.

See also:
CYZICUS [before 53], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI; dot in r. field]
CYZICUS [before 53], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI; dot in r. field]
CYZICUS [before 53], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO CAESARIS; dot in r. field], OFFICINA Γ
CYZICUS [before 53], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO CAESARIS; dot in r. field], OFFICINA Δ
CYZICUS [before 53], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO IMPERATORIS; dot in r. field]
CYZICUS [before 53], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS; dot in r. field]
CYZICUS [before 53], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS; dot in r. field], OFFICINA Γ
CYZICUS [before 53], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS; dot in r. field], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 5.17 g; diameter 28 mm. Coin sold on eBay in February 2018 for EUR 49.50.

Other specimens:

- from Rauch Summer Auction 2010 (lot 1386), September 2010; weight 6.51 g [click for picture];

- sold on Dix Noonan Webb auction 161 (lot 188) in September 2019 for GBP 110 [lot of 8 coins] [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 7.27 g; diameter 27 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CGB Monnaies 36 (lot 806) in October 2008 for EUR 175; weight 7.04 g; diameter 26 mm [click for picture];

- from Incitatus Coins [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski