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RIC VI, LUGDUNUM (?) [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMI-ANVSPFAVG [MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; Hercules, naked, kneeling r. on haunches of falling Ceryneian hind and seizing her by antlers.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Probably minted at Lugdunum in 294 (attribution given by seller). For type cf. also ROMA [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]. See also Æ fraction, sold on Numismatik Lanz auction and attributed as a pre-reform quinarius minted at Lugdunum; weight 1.50 g; diameter 15 mm. Coin should be listed before LUGDUNUM 1.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.44 g. Coin offered on Numismatica Ars Classica auction in April 1998.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski