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RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSPFAVG [MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

HERCVLI-DEBELLAT [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]; Hercules stg. r., fighting Hydra with club in r. hand. 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.

Rev. type and legend not listed in RIC V/2 for Maximian Herculius. Similar type with identical rev. legend listed in RIC VI [TREVERI 9-10,; SISCIA 1-3, 12, 25 (for Diocletian)]. Depeyrot 9/7. Calicó 4662. Coin should be listed before ROMA 1.

See also:
ROMA [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]
ROMA [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]

ROMA [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 4.81 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 78 (lot 1131) in May 2014 for CHF 19,000.

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Tkalec auction in September 2008 (lot 297) for CHF 9,500; weight 5.10 g [click for picture].

- specimen sold on Rauch auction 89 (lot 2014) in December 2011 for EUR 17,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction IV (lot 662) in October 2012 for GBP 16,000; sold on Gemini XII (lot 427) in January 2015 for $32,000; weight 5.57 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Hirsch auction 279 (lot 2758) in February 2012 for EUR 16,000; sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 211 (lot 669) in March 2013 for EUR 19,000; weight 5.24 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 67 (lot 219) in October 2012 for CHF 60,000; sold on Heritage Auctions auction 3044, session 4 (lot 31070) in January 2016 for $30,000; weight 5.18 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 49 (lot 428) in October 2008 for CHF 9,000; weight 5.21 g [click for picture];

- specimen from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18227524); weight 5.45 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski