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RIC VI, ROMA 87b, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, MINTMARK VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBC [GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C]; 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 87b 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 3.10 g; diameter 20-21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in January 2008 for $21.92.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in January 2009 for $29.89; weight 3.77 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from the Philippe Gysen Collection; weight 2.85 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski