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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM [before 1], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRIMV AVSP]

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMI-ANVSNC [MAXIMIANVS NC]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PRIMV-AVSP [PRIMV AVSP]; infant Hercules kneeling facing, head l., strangling two serpents.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not attested in RIC. Listed in Bastien Lyon - supplément I (p. 33, no. 590β as a part of pre-reform coinage from Lugdunum (see also: G. Gautier, "Un quinaire de bronze de Galère César frappé à Lyon et conservé à Vienne (Autriche)", BSFN 1988, no. 3, p. 330-333). Listed in King as a quinarius from Lugdunum (p. 408, no. 30). Also listed in Zschucke BTP (p. 50, no. 2.8) as a fraction from Trier minted in 297. Could be listed in RIC before LUGDUNUM 1.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 1.73 g. Coin sold on Stack's October 2010 Coin Galleries (lot 235) for $460.

Other specimens:

- specimen from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18228406); weight 1.08 g; diameter 14 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski