6-1589

RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS] (Light half-aureus)

  

OBVERSE

DNMAXIM-IANOCAES [D N MAXIMIANO CAES]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS [PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS]; 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.

Obv. legend not attested in RIC V/2, but appears in RIC VI (ROMA 4; see also p. 332-333). Coin should be listed before ROMA 1.

NOTES

Light half-aureus. Weight 3.05 g; diameter 17 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction XIII (lot 912) in March 2017 for GBP 4,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski