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RIC VI, ROMA 77b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VOT/XX in two lines in wreath.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to ROMA 77b 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.

NOTES

Fraction. Weight 3.42 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 46 (lot 807) in September 2016 for EUR 75.

Other specimens:

- from the Philippe Gysen Collection; weight 3.20 g [click for picture];

- sold on CGB Monnaies 31 (lot 566) in June 2007 for EUR 145; weight 2.32 g; diameter 20.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in June 2018 for GBP 22 [lot of 2 coins] [click for picture];

- sold on Thesaurus "Idra" auction in December 2008 for EUR 80; weight 3.20 g [click for picture];

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by Victor; weight 2.60 g; diameter 20-21 mm [click for picture];

- from Steve Santore's collection [click for picture];

- from London Auction Coins auction 49 (lot 265), February 2016; weight 3.24 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from Ancient Imports, August 2007; weight 2.9 g; diameter 20.67 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2007 for $22.50; weight 2.85 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski