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RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 70b, MAXIMINUS, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVI [VIRTVTI EXERCITVI (sic!)]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. shield and trophy over shoulder. Α in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR. EXERCITVI instead of EXERCITVS (see example of normal NICOMEDIA 70b). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Iovi Conservatori and Virtuti Exercitus both appear for Licinius and Maximinus, emissions for the former being the more scarce: coinage for Constantine is extremely rare. [...] Date, c. 311".

See also:
NICOMEDIA 70a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA 70a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA A
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA B
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 4.60 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on eBay in February 2008 for $94.56.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski