6-1125

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA B

  

OBVERSE

IMPCFLVALCONSTANTINVSPFAVG [IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

HERCVLI-VICTORI [HERCVLI VICTORI]; Hercules stg. r., r. behind back, l. leaning on club covered by lion's skin. Β in left field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (p. 565). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Herculi Victori is given, surprisingly, to Maximinus alone". The footnote explains it in the following way: "This may well reflect (as in the next issue) the accord which came to exist between Maximinus and Maxentius, seen also in the types struck at Antioch and Alexandria in honour of Maximian Herculius before his death in 310. Maxentius and his father were a valuable counterpoise to that other Herculian, Constantine". Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 68.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ [IRREGULAR COIN]

NOTES

Weight 6.254 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2012 for $176.25 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in March 2014 for EUR 264; now in Brent Upchurch's collection; weight 5.3 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- sold on Numizmatik Naumann auction 42 (lot 978) in April 2016 for EUR 675; weight 5.0 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski