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RIC VI, OSTIA [after 22] MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

MAXENTI-VSPFAVG [MAXENTIVS P F AVG]; bust r., in lion's skin.

REVERSE

VOT/X/FEL in three lines in wreath. A in fourth line [also in wreath].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE RIC lists similar issue [ROMA 241], but with m.m. RP-Q (p. 381). However, in footnote 3 Sutherland mentions that: "The A.N.S. possesses this variety with rev. VOT/X/FEL/B" (p. 381). At present, officinae A, B, Γ and Δ are attested. Greek letters suggest that this issue was minted in Ostia. Listed in Drost (Ostia no. 28b). Coin should be listed after OSTIA 22.

See also:
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA B
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA Γ
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Half-follis. Weight 2.80 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Jesús Vico Online Auction 12 (in streaming) (lot 241) in February 2021 for EUR 100.

Other specimens:

- from Ancient Imports; weight 3.30 g; diameter 19.3 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in July 2013 for $330; now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 2.55 g; diameter 18.4-19.3 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski