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RIC VI, OSTIA [after 82], MAXIMINVS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [D]

  

OBVERSE

IMPMAXIMINVSPFAVG [IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.(?), seen from rear [D].

REVERSE

RESTITV-T-ORROMAE [RESTITVTOR ROMAE]; Roma seated l. on shield, l. leaning on sceptre, r. giving globe to emperor stg. r., l. holding spear. MOSTS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. RIC lists single example of this issue with bust type B [bust r., laur., cuir.]. Apparently Sutherland has not seen the coin and the description was taken from Gnecchi [cited after Maurice, with wrong pagination]. The present specimen was described by Kumpikevicius [Kumpikevicius, C. G., "Constantine I, Restitutor Romae: a confirmation of a historic coin type", Hekte 1997, vol. 3, pp. 61-64] as identical with Gnecchi's coin, i.e. "Laureate, cuirassed bust of Maximinus II rt." (p. 61). Such descripton is undoubtedly incorrect. However, it is still possible that also description in RIC is wrong and in fact both these specimens are actually identical. Coin should be listed after OSTIA 82.

NOTES

Weight 4.88 g; diameter 23 mm. Ex Rick Morton. Sold on CNG eAuction 337 (lot 528) in October 2014 for $340.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski