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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. l., 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. The same type and rev. legend listed in RIC VI [TREVERI 9-10,; SISCIA 1-3, 12, 25 (for Diocletian)]. Depeyrot 9/5. Calicó 4660. 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 5.56 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. R1874,0715.117; acquired in 1874)

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Rauch Mail Bid Sale 11 (lot 1208) in September 2006 for EUR 4,200; weight 5.45 g; rev. legend break D-E [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Tkalec/Astarte auction of Bolla Collection (lot 94) in February 2007 for CHF 20,000; weight 4.75 g; rev. legend break L-I [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Triton V (lot 2149) in January 2002 for $5,200; sold on Gemini XIII (lot 224) in April 2017 for $13,000; weight 5.99 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Artemide auction in December 2009 for EUR 13,000; weight 5.41 g; rev. legend break D-E [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 54 (lot 603) in March 2010 for CHF 16,000; weight 5.26 g; rev. legend break D-E [click for picture].

- specimen from Voetter, O., Sammlung Bachofen von Echt, Wien 1903, p. 133 and tafel 12, no. 2329; weight 5.55 g; rev. legend break L-I [click for picture];

- specimen from Bellinger, A. R., Bruun, P., Kent, J. P. C., Sutherland, C. H. V., "Late Roman Gold and Silver Coins at Dumbarton Oaks: Diocletian to Eugenius", Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 18 (1964), p. 169, no. 15; weight 5.104 g [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Leu Numismatik 93 (lot 122) auction in May 2005 for CHF 12,000; weight 5.96 g; rev. legend break C-V-L-I [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 71 (lot 276) in May 2013 for CHF 50,000; weight 4.77 g; rev. legend break L-I [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Künker auction 270 (lot 8959) in October 2015 for EUR 9,500; sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 240 (lot 574) in October 2016 for EUR 11,500; weight 6.20 g (heavier aureus?); rev. legend break L-I [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski