6-1323

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

  

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 Є 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 Α

NOTES

Weight 3.96 g; diameter 20.4-21.5 mm. Coin sold on eBay in May 2014 for EUR 34.50. Now in Tomasz Speier's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski