6-029

RIC VI, SERDICA 2b, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSNOBC [MAXIMIANVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Δ. RIC lists officinae Α, Β 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".

Listed in Gautier - Serdica (p. 107, no. 11).

See also:
SERDICA 2b, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.03 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 152 (lot 2419) in October 2006 for EUR 400.

Other specimens:

- from CNG Mail Bid Sale 69 (lot 1745), June 2005; weight 3.41 g [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Serdica (plate IX, no. 11a); weight 3.08 g [click for picture];

- from Gautier - Serdica (plate IX, no. 11b); weight 3.07 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski