6-021

RIC VI, SISCIA [before 155], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMI-ANVSAVG [MAXIMIANVS AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRT-VSA-VG-G-ETCA-E-SS [VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS]; prince galloping r., spearing kneeling enemy. SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. Depeyrot 10/5. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (MAXIMINVS NOB C) (p. 472). General note about this issue from p. 448: "In Period 2 there is no gold recorded for Galerius. Severus, promoted Augustus, and now controlling Siscia, has a unique Virtus Augg et Caes (emperor with trophy and captives), shared with Maximinus, who also receives the same legend with equestrian type. The Virtus symbolism is that which appears with emphasis at Ticinum and Aquileia when Severus first faces the gathering threat of Maxentius' revolt and receives Galerius' orders to quell it". Coin should be listed before SISCIA 155.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.08 g. Coin sold on Leu Numismatik auction 87 (lot 105) in May 2003 for CHF 15,000. Picture from Numismatische Bilddatenbank Eichstätt.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski