6-1097

RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVT]

  

OBVERSE

DNMAXIMI-ANONOBC [D N MAXIMIANO NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PRINCIPI-IVVENTVT [PRINCIPI IVVENTVT]; Prince stg. r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. globe. PROM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. The mark PROM was already known to Cohen (cf. Cohen, vol. VI, p. 517, no. 254) and to Voetter (cf. Sammlung Bachofen von Echt, Wien 1903, p. 133, no. 2329). Also Percy H. Webb - the author of RIC V - mentioned that "the exergual mark PR is common on aurei of the new style before and after the Reform. PROM appears after that event" (RIC vol. V, part II, p. 214). Unfortunately, entire AV series with PROM m.m. was omitted in RIC VI, in error.

Coin should be listed before ROMA 1.

See also:
ROMA [before 1], CONSTANTIVS, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVT]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 4.93 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1896,0608.93).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2016 ANA for $18,000, session A (lot 20171); weight 5.28 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski