6-024

RIC VI, SERDICA 22, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIN-VSNOBC [MAXIMINVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists for this type only officina Δ [rarity - R5] (p. 497). General note about this issue 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 Є

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.34 g. Offered on Baldwin's auction 57 (lot 224) in September 2008.

Other specimens:

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 126 (lot 2779) in October 2003 for EUR 950; sold on CNG auction 84 (lot 1469) in May 2010 for $1,900; weight 2.67 g; diameter 20 mm; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture];

- sold on CNG Mail Bid Sale 69 (lot 1753) in June 2005 for $3,250; weight 3.17 g [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch auction 75 (lot 867) in May 2005 for $1,413; sold on Morton & Eden auction 68 (lot 127) in June 2014 for GBP 1,200; weight 3.34 g [click for picture];

- from Gemini I (lot 470), January 2005; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 62 (lot 2090) in October 2011 for CHF 7,5000; weight 3.67 g; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture].

- sold on Nomos 3 (lot 244) in May 2011 for CHF 3,200; weight 3.33 g; obv. legend break I-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski