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RIC VI, SERDICA 22, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

   

OBVERSE

MAXIMI-NVSNOBC [MAXIMINVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Є. RIC lists for this type only officina Δ [rarity - R5] (p. 497). General note from p. 488: "Very rare silver is known, for Severus and Maximinus. That of Maximinus could go with the preceding Group [...]. The reverse type of both varieties is Virtus Militum (three-tureted gate, open, without doors), as in Groups I and II. Weight appears to remain at c. 3.3. gm.". Additionally, footnote 1 on p. 497 reads as follows: "This silver is of very great rarity, and it is impossible to say how many officinae produced it". Existing evidence proves that this issue was minted by all officinae (Α-Є). Note also that the existence of Constantius' and Maximinus' coins which share the same rev. die proves that in fact Maximinus should be placed earlier, in Group II (see comparison of Constantius' and Maximinus' coins from Gemini auction).

Not listed in Gautier - Serdica.

See also:
SERDICA 22, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
SERDICA 22, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β
SERDICA 22, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.29 g. Coin sold on Künker auction 318, session II (lot 1840) in March 2019 for EUR 2,600.

Other specimens:

- sold on Triton X (lot 770) in January 2007 for $5,500; sold on Triton XIV (lot 830) in January 2011 for $4,250; sold on Heritage auction (lot 25279) in September 2012 for $4,000; sold on Heritage auction (lot 21419) in January 2014 for $3,250; weight 3.45 g; diameter 19.5 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski