7-712

RIC VI, OSTIA [after 2], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [FEL PROCES CONS IIII AVG N]

   

OBVERSE

MAXENTI-VSPFAVG [MAXENTIVS P F AVG]; facing, head bare, dr., cuir.

REVERSE

FELPROCESCONS-IIIIAVGN [FEL PROCES CONS IIII AVG N]; Victory flying r. to crown Maxentius in elephant-quadriga l. POST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not attested in RIC, but cf. ROMA 215 (p. 378). See also: Drost, V., "Le monnayage d’or de Maxence à l’atelier d’Ostie: à propos de l’aureus au type Pax Aeterna Aug N", Revue Numismatique 2008, p. 290, 292 and picture no. 24 on p. 294. Coin should be listed after OSTIA 2.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 4.93 g. Sold on Bank Leu auction 28 (lot 562) in May 1981 for CHF 80,000; sold on Numismatic Fine Arts auction 30 (lot 302) in December 1992 for USD 72,500.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski