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

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSPFAVG [MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; head r., in lion's skin.

REVERSE

HERC-V-L-IDEBELLAT [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 sane type and rev. legend listed in RIC VI [TREVERI 9-10,; SISCIA 1-3, 12, 25 (for Diocletian)]. Listed in Cohen, vol. VI, p. 517, no. 254. Depeyrot 9/6. Calicó 4661. 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 5.24 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1867,0101.875; acquired in 1867).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 39 (lot 175) in May 2007 for CHF 31,000; weight 5.42 g; diameter 19 mm; rev. legend break D-E [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. 16; weight 5.464 g; rev. legend break I-D [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Hess-Divo 307 (lot 1712) auction in June 2007 for CHF 34,000; sold on Rauch auction 83 (lot 425) in November 2008 for EUR 24,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 52 (lot 586) in October 2009 for CHF 40,000; weight 5.21 g; diameter 19 mm; rev. legend break L-I [click for picture];

- specimen sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 72 (lot 753) in May 2013 for CHF 48,000; weight 5.30 g; rev. legend break L-I [click for picture];

- specimen from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18227518); weight 5.24 g; diameter 19 mm; rev. legend break I-D [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski