6-568

RIC VI, SERDICA [before 11a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

DNMAXIMI-ANOBSAVG [D N MAXIMIANO B S AVG]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, r. holding olive branch, l. mappa.

REVERSE

PROVID•DEORVMQVIESAVGG [PROVID • DEORVM QVIES AVGG]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., r. holding up branch, l. leaning on sceptre. S in left field, F in right field. B in middle field. •SM•SD• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar issue in gold [SERDICA 10a-10b, with slightly different mintmark]. Not listed in: Georges Gautier, "Le monnayage d'argent de Serdica après la réforme de Dioclétien", Revue Numismatique 1991, XXXIII. Coin should be listed before SERDICA 11a.

See also:
SERDICA [before 11a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG], OFFICINA A
SERDICA [before 11a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG], OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.42 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 46 (lot 691) in April 2008 for $6,698; sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 180 (lot 431) in October 2009 for EUR 8,500; sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 215 (lot 449) in October 2013 for EUR 6,500.

Other specimens:

- from Helios auction 2 (lot 441), November 2008; weight 3.33 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski