6-004

RIC VI, LONDINIUM [after 278], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [SECVRITAS AVGG NN]

 

OBVERSE

IMPMAXIMINVSPAVG [IMP MAXIMINVS P AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

SECVRIT-ASAVGGNN [SECVRITAS AVGG NN]; Securitas stg. facing, head l., legs crossed, r. hand on head, l. arm leaning on column. Star in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists only similar issue with reverse legend SECVRITAS AVGG, not known for Maximinus (p. 140). Also obverse legend IMP MAXIMINVS P AVG is not listed for Group IV (p. 138). General note about Securitas Augg issue from p. 122: This type "express [...] stability in the whole imperial administration, to which Securitas Augg (for Constantine and Licinius) now pointed. Maximinus' absence from this last issue should indicate that it was struck after his relations with his colleagues in Europe had deteriorated to the point of almost open hostility. Date, late 312 to mid-313". Note that RBC lists only legend SECVRITAS AVGG NN - for all three Augusti! - (p. 31, number 240), although coin shown on plate 14 has undoubtedly reverse legend SECVRITAS AVGG. Not listed in Huvelin. Coin should be listed after LONDINIUM 278.

NOTES

Weight 4.79 g. Coin sold on CNG auction in September 2002 for $650.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski