6-028

RIC VI, SERDICA 11b, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSAVG [MAXIMIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-MILITVM [VIRTVS MILITVM]; Three-turreted campgate, open, without doors. •SM•SDΑ• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Α. RIC lists officinae Β, Γ, Δ and Є [rarity R4] (p. 494). General note about this issue from p. 487-8: "Rare coins (with SM) are known for the Augusti only, with officinae Α, Β, Γ and Є evidenced: their type is a continuation of that of Group I, and the weight remains at c. 3.3 gm".

Listed in Gautier - Serdica (p. 111, no. 17 bis).

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.38 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction XVI (lot 806) in September 2018 for GBP 750.

Other specimens:

- sold on Rauch auction 75 (lot 861) in May 2005 for EUR 950; sold on Triton XVI (lot 1151) in January 2013 for $750; sold on Künker auction 318, session II (lot 1812) in March 2019 for EUR 600 (attributed to Maximian Herculius); weight 3.25 g; obv. legend break I-A [click for picture];

- sold on Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 14 (lot 501) in June 2007 for $1,540; weight 3.47 g [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch auction 77 (lot 653) in April 2006 for EUR 470 (attributed to Maximian Herculius); weight 3.24 g; obv. legend break I-A [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch auction 75 (lot 863) in May 2005 for EUR 800; weight 3.62 g [click for picture];

- sold on Hirsch auction 253 (lot 2729) in September 2007 for EUR 725; weight 3.40 g [click for picture];

- from Maison Palombo auction 10 (lot 42), November 2011; weight 3.33 g [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Serdica (p. 111, no. 17 bis); weight 3.29 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski