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

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VOT/X/FEL in three lines in wreath. Γ 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. Note that specimen from officina Γ is listed in RIC as AQUILEIA 128 (p. 326); see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 326. 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 B
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Half-follis. Weight 2.33 g. Coin sold on Künker auction 288 (lot 874) in March 2017 for EUR 320.

Other specimens:

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; ex Aiello Collection; weight 2.47 g; diameter 19.3 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski