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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 Α, Β, Γ and Δ are attested. This proves that the issue in question should be attributed to Ostia, because Ostia was the only Maxentian mint which for some time used Greek letters for officina letter [OSTIA 14-22]. 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 Α
OSTIA [after 22], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOT/X/FEL], OFFICINA Β
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:

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


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski