6-017

RIC VI, HERACLEA 78, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIIN-VICTO [SOLI INVICTO]; Sol, radiate, stg. l. in long robe, r. raised, l. holding head of Serapis. Γ (retrograde) in left field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists for this type only officina Α and Δ [rarity R2] (p. 542). General note 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". Note reversed Γ on some specimens as on HERACLEA 77, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ.

See also:
HERACLEA 78, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β
HERACLEA 78, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є
HERACLEA [after 78], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [after 78], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 5.49 g; diameter 21.5 mm. Coin from CGB Numishop (brm_371255), sold for EUR 150.

Other specimens:

- from CNG Coinshop (no. 819837), sold for $195; weight 5.10 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2005 for $88.66 [click for picture];

- sold on Gemini VII auction (lot 842) in January 2011 for $1,300; weight 5.66 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski