6-015

RIC VI, HERACLEA 77, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

HERCVLI-VICTORI [HERCVLI VICTORI]; Hercules stg. facing, head l., l. leaning on lion's skin on club. Є in left field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Є. RIC lists for this type only officina Δ [rarity R2] (p. 542). General note about this issue from p. 528: "This issue falls into two sections, before and after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea. [...] In the second, Maximinus is seen to have introduced his own range of types, from which both Licinius and Constantine are excluded: Genio Augusti (scarce), Herculi Victori and Soli Invicto (both rare). Date, 313".

See also:
HERACLEA [before 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [before 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ
HERACLEA 77, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA 77, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β
HERACLEA 77, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 4.95 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 152 (lot 2425) in October 2006 for EUR 500. Now in Ben Bridgwater's collection.

Other specimens:

- from the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel Collection (reg. no. Mü 641); weight 5.21 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2010 for EUR 199.91; weight 4.714 g; diameter 22 mm; note retrograde officina letter [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski