6-796

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 48], SEVERUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

IMPGALVALSEVERVSPFAVG [IMP GAL VAL SEVERVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. SMNA in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue for Galerius Maximian, Maximinus and Constantine (p. 561). General note from p. 548: "Scarce or rare coins are known for Galerius Maximian, Maximinus and Constantine with reverse Genio Populi Romani. [...] Absemce of Severus and continued recognition of Constantine as Caesar suggest a date in summer 307, i.e. at an interval after the preceding aes". Now, this date must be revised. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 48.

NOTES

Weight 8.78 g; diameter 28 mm. Coin sold on Stack's April 2010 Coin Galleries Sale (lot 517) for $295. Now in the Robert Bernobich Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski