6-069

RIC VI, HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

IMPCGALVALMAXIMINVSPFAVG [IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVTORI [IOVI CONSERVTORI (sic!)]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging behind, r. holding Victory on globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Є in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists only similar issue with obv. legend IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG [HERACLEA 73-75]. Here we have also eastern type of Iupiter conservator with no eagle at l. and chlamys hanging behind (not just from l. shoulder), struck exclusively by Maximinus Daza (see: Bruun, P., "The Iupiter Conservator of the Emperor Maximinus", [in:] Florilegium Numismaticum. Studia honorem U. Westermark edita, Stockholm 1992). General note from p. 528: "This issue falls into two sections, before and after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea. In the first, Iovi Conservatori Augg continues for all three rulers - all with 'mature' legends: the coins are not uncommon [...] Date, 313". Although this type exists also for Licinius, it probably belongs to the second section (after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea) which explains presence of Daza's Iupiter type on the reverse. Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 77.

See also:
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA B
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Δ
HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Β
HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 4.19 g; diameter 21 mm. From author's collection. Note an engraver's error: CONSERVTORI instead of CONSERVATORI.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in December 2013 for $60.47; weight 4.73 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2010 for $25.37; weight 5.023 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction for $75; weight 4.35 g; diameter 22 mm; now in Ben Bridgwater's collection; [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2004 for $28.87; weight 5.00 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2006 for $37; diameter 20.4 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in April 2006 for $37; weight 4.26 g [click for picture];

- from Luca Carroli's collection [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in July 2007 for $28; weight 4.4 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2009 for $16.28; weight 5.11 g [click for picture];


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski