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RIC VI, HERACLEA [after 78], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS], OFFICINA Β

  

OBVERSE

IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. shield and trophy over shoulder. Β in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. This type belongs to the group which was minted after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea in 313 [HERACLEA 76-78]. The similar reverse was used earlier in Nicomedia and Cyzicus [i.e. NICOMEDIA 70a-70b, CYZICUS 94] controlled by Maximinus since Galerius' death. Note that there is also a variety with rev. legend VIRTVTI EXERCITIS. Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 78.

See also:
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINVS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS], OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITIS], OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITIS], OFFICINA Β
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITIS], OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [after 78], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVTI EXERCITIS], OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 6.01 g. Sold on The New York Sale XXXIV (lot 691) in January 2014 for $500.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski