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RIC VI, SERDICA 1b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA A

  

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 and Є (p. 491). General note about this issue from p. 486: "Struck from five officinae (though not all of these are now well evidenced) and at a weight of c. 3.3 gm., this was in the names of all four rulers: the reverse type was the late three-turreted camp-gate (open and without doors) which had already appeared at Thessalonica, with legend Virtus Militum. The coins are now of considerable rarity".

Not listed in Gautier - Serdica.

See also:
SERDICA 1b, MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.39 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold on CNG auction 85 (lot 1173) in September 2010 for $2,100.

Other specimens:

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 261 (lot 854) in March 2019 for EUR 600; weight 3.20 g [click for picture];

- offered on Nomos 3 (lot 226), May 2011 (attributed to Galerius Maximian, SERDICA 11b); sold on CNG auction 93 (lot 1253) in May 2013 for $1,100 (again attributed to Galerius Maximian); sold on CNG eAuction 373 (lot 439) in April 2016 for $525 (again attributed to Galerius Maximian); sold on Heritage Auctions sale no. 3072, session I (lot 35495) in January 2019 for $780 (again attributed to Galerius Maximian); weight 3.22 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Nomos 3 (lot 220) in May 2011 for CHF 1,900; weight 3.33 g [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatica Genevensis auction 7 (lot 404) in November 2012 for CHF 1,800; weight 3.01 g [click for picture];

- from Roma Numismatics auction V (lot 879), March 2013 (attributed to Galerius Maximian, SERDICA 11b); sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 215 (lot 1093) in October 2013 for EUR 900; weight 3.38 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch auction 99, session 1 (lot 281) in December 2015; weight 3.38 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski