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RIC VI, CYZICUS 61, MAXIMINUS, ENGRAVER'S ERROR OR UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITIS]

  

OBVERSE

GALVALMAXIMINVSNOBC [GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITIS [VIRTVTI EXERCITIS (sic!)]; Mars advancing r. in military dress, r. holding spear, l. shield and trophy over shoulder. Γ in left field, star in right field. MKV in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR OR UNLISTED ISSUE. Coin similar to CYZICUS 61 except for the rev. legend VIRTVTI EXERCITIS instead of VIRTVTI EXERITVS. RIC does not list legend VIRTVTI EXERCITIS at all, so engraver's error might be the right assumption. However, few years later Maximinus minted in captured Heraclea rare issue (not listed in RIC) with rev. legend VIRTVTI EXERCITIS.

See also:
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA A
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA B
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Γ.

NOTES

Weight 7.3 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2007 for $122.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski