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RIC VI, HERACLEA 66, MAXIMINUS, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Wreath enclosing V in left field. HTΔ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. Coin similar to HERACLEA 66, but RIC does not list variation with V inside the wreath. General note from p. 527: "Iovi Conservatori continues as the sole type: it occurs commonly for Licinius and Maximinus, rarely for Constantine. Both juniors still have the longer P F Inv Aug legend. The wreath, as at Thessalonica [...], anticipates Licinius' quinquennalia of 313. Date, 312". Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 67 as a separate issue (further investigations needed) or as a minor variation of HERACLEA 66. See CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 484, 518, 540-541.

See also:
HERACLEA 66, MAXIMINUS, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 5.28 g; diameter 24 mm. Coin sold on eBay in April 2006 for $129.50. Ex Beast Coins. Sold on VAuctions in October 2008 for $72; offered on eBay in March 2011 for $195.

Other specimens:

- offered on eBay in March 2013 for $598; weight 5.19 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- offered on VAuctions in April 2014; weight 6.74 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski