6-963

RIC VI, ROME, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTA PVBLICA] (Festival of Isis)

  

OBVERSE

VIRTVSMAXIMIANIAVG [VIRTVS MAXIMIANI AVG]; bust l., rad., lion's skin on l. shoulder, club over r. shoulder.

REVERSE

VOT-APVBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Neptune, at l., stg. r., foot on prow, holding trident and dolphin, facing Isis at r., stg l., holding sistrum and sacred vessel (situla) [type J in Vagi, p. 569].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s (for more information see: Vagi, pp. 566-576). Very rare. Vagi records this type of reverse (J) only for Constatntine I (no. 3431).

NOTES

Weight 9.68 g. Coin sold on Stack's October 2010 Coin Galleries (lot 234) for $2,530.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski