6-558

RIC VI, SERDICA 40, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

GALVALMAXIMINVSNOBC [GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-L-IROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Star in left field, Γ in right field. •SM•SD• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists officinae Α, Β and Δ (p. 500). General note about this issue from p. 490: "The coins as a whole are scarce [...] All four officinae worked impartially for all three persons [Galerius Maximian, Maximinus, Galeria Valeria]. The weight suggests a date late in 307 or in 308 [...]".

NOTES

Weight 6.5 g; diameter 25 mm. Coin sold on eBay in August 2009 for $22.01; sold on eBay in September 2013 for $50; sold on VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins) for $75. According to the last seller, this coin is a cast copy; probably an ancient counterfeit.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski