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RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 78c], MAXIMINUS, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

IMPCGALVALMAXIMINVSPFAVG [IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. shield and trophy over shoulder. Star over Α in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. Mintmark pattern of issue (iii) [star over officina letter in right field], but reverse similar to that from issue (i) [Virtus "r. holding transverse spear" instead of "r. dragging captive by the hair"]. General note about this issue from p. 551: "Virtuti Exercitus, also shared, is rare for all three [Augusti] [...] Date, c. 312 (later)". Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 78c.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 78c], MAXIMINUS, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 4.95 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 221 (lot 506) in October 2009 for $115.

Other specimens:

- sold on Savoca Coins 21st Blue Auction (lot 1926) in June 2019 for EUR 26; weight 3.79 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 4.5 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, February 2006 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski