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RIC VI, ROMA [before 1], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVSAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; Hercules stg. r., seizing by antlers the Ceryneian hind, lionís skin over club to l. 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], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 4.67 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 31 (lot 125) in October 2005 for CHF 14,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on Auction World 21st Auction (lot 1638) in July 2020 for JPY 505,000; weight 5.87 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski