6-1531

RIC VI, OSTIA 22, MAXENTIUS, [CORRECTION]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCMAXENTIVSPFAVG [IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VICTORIAAE-T-ERNAAVGN [VICTORIA AETERNA AVG N]; Victory stg. facing, r. holding wreath, l. palm, between six captives on ground (one probably child), hand tied behind. MOSTT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CORRECTION]. RIC cited unique specimen from Paris with officina Γ. See also footnote 3 on p. 403: "Rev. legend much worn, but Dr. Bruun and I have independently read the off. letter as Γ and not T". However, the officina letter is actually T and not Γ. Listed correctly in Drost (p. 337, no. 69b). Therefore this issue probably belongs to the sub-group (ii) with Latin ofiicina letters and should be listed in RIC after OSTIA 53.

See also:
OSTIA 22, MAXENTIUS, REVERSE VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 5.31 g; diameter 21.5 mm. Coin sold on Naville Numismatics Live Auction 22 (lot 694) in May 2016 for GBP 1,150.

Other specimens:

- from Drost (plate 53, no. 69b/1); weight 4.73 g; Drost gives in error rev. legend break A-A [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski