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RIC VI, ROMA [before 166], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE

   

OBVERSE

IMPCMVALMAXENTIVSPFAVG [IMP C M VAL MAXENTIVS P F AVG]; head l., bare.

REVERSE

CONSERVA-TO-RVRBISSVAE [CONSERVATOR VRBIS SVAE]; Roma seated l. on shield decorated with she-wolf and the twins, holding Victory on globe in r. hand, l. leaning on sceptre. PR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not attested in RIC VI. Should be listed before ROMA 166.

NOTES

AV medallion of 4 aurei. Weight 21.41 g. Sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 24 (lot 264) in December 2002 for CHF 95,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 100 (lot 627) in May 2017 for CHF 280,000. Note obverse die match with ROMA [after 167], MAXENTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG Triton I (lot 1678) in December 1997 for $69,000; sold on Heritage Auctions The Paramount Collection World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas no. 3096 (lot 30065) in March 2021 for $260,000; from the same dies; weight 21.12 g; diameter 33 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski