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RIC VI, HERACLEA 74, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

IOVICONSER-VATORIAVGG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding Victory on globe, l. leaning on sceptre; eagle with wreath in beak at feet to l. Δ in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Δ. RIC lists only officinae A and Γ (p. 541). 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".

Note, however, that RIC probably mixes here two issues, this one with rev. legend IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG and another issue (unlisted in RIC but now confirmed) with rev. legend IOVI CONSERVATORI and different iconography (no eagle to l.; Jupiter's chlamys hanging behind). Officina Γ is cited after Voetter (Voetter; p. 115, no. 22) who apparently had similar problem. See also footnotes 5 and 6 on p. 541.

See also:
HERACLEA 74, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA B

NOTES

Weight 3.90 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on eBay in February 2021 for EUR 10.50.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in December 2008 for $11.26; weight 2.80 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay; weight 3.24 g [click for picture];

- from eBay, November 2015; weight 3.01 g [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Laurent Diot].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski