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

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VOT/X/FEL in three lines in wreath. Δ 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 Α, Β, 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 Α
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA Β
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Half-follis. Weight 3.32 g; diameter 18 mm. Sold by CGB Numishop (brm_115921) for EUR 875; sold on Jean Elsen auction 139 (lot 227) in December 2018 for EUR 880.

Other specimens:

- from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18235453); 3.48 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Art Coins Roma auction 12 (lot 766) in November 2014 for EUR 48; 2.67 g; diameter 17 mm [click for picture];

- from Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI (lot 436), June 1992; weight 2.21 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski