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RIC VI, ROMA 76b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

IMPCMAMAXIMIANVSPFAVG [IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; bust r., rad., dr., with or without cuir.

REVERSE

VOT/XX in two lines in wreath.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to ROMA 76b except for absence of officina letter. See footnote 2 on p. 359: "These common coins have been studied and recorded with insufficient care. It appears that there were examples (of which Vienna contains a number) without any officina-letter—a separate issue, or result of error in engraving ?". Judging from quantity, "separate issue" is probably a better guess. See also note on p. 126: "Voetter-Gerin ascribes to London, as Maximian Herculius no. 6, a small radiate issue of the 3 gm. group with rev. VOT XX in wreath, no mint-mark. The attribution seems to be without foundation". This group probably belongs to the same issue as the specimen shown here.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 3.52 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in February 2012 for $57. Now in the Robert Bernobich Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski