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

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VOT/X/FEL in three lines in wreath. B 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) [specimen cited below]. 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 A
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 2.51 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-Sale 86 (lot 1431) in July 2021 for GBP 140; sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 19 (lot 3104) in February 2022 for CHF 250.

Other specimens:

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 146 (lot 518) in March 2006; weight 2.67 g [click for picture];

- from Numismatik Naumann auction 21 (lot 843), September 2014; weight 3.04 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from CNG Coin Shop (no. 731608), sold for USD 425; weight 2.83 g [click for picture];

- sold on Leu Numismatik Web auction 18 (lot 3322) in December 2021 for CHF 185; weight 2.32 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 115 (lot 458) in May 2005 for USD 126; weight 2.79 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.3016); weight 3.07 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski