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RIC VI, SISCIA [after 94], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [ORIENS AVGG], LAUREATE

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

ORIEN-SAVGG [ORIENS AVGG]; Sol stg. l., chlamys over l. shoulder, r. hand raised, l. holding whip. No m.m.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Reverse similar to type introduced before Diocletian's Reform in 294 (cf. antoninianus struck for Galerius Maximian in Lugdunum [RIC V/2 684]). Note also similar aureus from Siscia [SISCIA 28b]. Not listed in King. Listed in Zschucke BTP (p. 50, no. 2.9) as a fraction from Trier minted in 297. Probably should be listed among other fractions after SISCIA 94.

See also:
SISCIA [after 94], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [ORIENS AVGG], LAUREATE
SISCIA [after 94], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [ORIENS AVGG], RADIATE
SISCIA [after 171b], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [ORIENS AVGG]

NOTES

Fraction (quinarius). Weight 1.29 g; diameter 15 mm. Coin sold on Leu Numismatik Leu Auction 1 (lot 373) in October 2017 for CHF 900.

Other specimens:

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 165 (lot 2264) in March 2008 for EUR 425; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 72 (lot 763) in May 2013 for CHF 1,000; weight 1.55 g [click for picture];

- from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18228410); weight 1.18 g; diameter 15 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski