6-900

RIC VI, ROMA [before 5a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

HER-CVLID-EBELLAT [HERCVLI DEBELLAT]; Hercules stg. l., fighting Hydra with club in r. hand. PR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Many types with m.m. PR are omitted in RIC V/2 and RIC VI. There is a very slight possibility that some of them were minted after Reform. Also, others were added here for comparison. Coin could be listed before ROMA 5a.

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 5.29 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on Gemini auction III (lot 450) in January 2007 for $22,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 105 (lot 108) in May 2018 for CHF 34,000; sold on Roma Numismatics auction XX (lot 681) in October 2020 for GBP 25,000.

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1986,1225.1); weight 5.06 g; obv. legend break I-A [click for picture];

- from Leu Numismatik AG auction 93 (lot 121); weight 5.29 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski