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

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIAN-V-SNOB-C [MAXIMIANVS NOB C]; bust r., laur., imperial mantle, eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand.

REVERSE

VIRTV-S-AVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; emperor galloping r., spearing fallen enemy.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen probably belongs to the group of rare unmarked fractions from c. 293-295 (p. 355-357), or to the later group from c. 305 (p. 365-366). In both cases the reader should keep in mind that "the dating and even the attribution of these very rare coins is problematical" (footnote 2 on p. 356) and that all these fractions are "very badly documented" (p. 337). Listed in King (p. 424, no. 10). Coin should be listed after SISCIA 94.

See also:
SISCIA [after 94], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
SISCIA [after 94], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
SISCIA [after 94], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
SISCIA [after 94], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
SISCIA [after 94], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
SISCIA [after 94], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

NOTES

Æ fraction. Weight 2.37 g. Coin sold on umismatik Lanz auction 155 (lot 701) in December 2012 for EUR 700; sold on Künker auction 318, session II (lot 1825) in March 2019 for EUR 650.

Other specimens:

- sold on Savoca Numismatik Live Online Auction 8 (lot 557) in May 2016 for EUR 425; weight 1.68 g; diameter 17 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction 61 (lot 2061) in September 2002 for $550; weight 1.72 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski