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

  

OBVERSE

IM-PMAXIMIANVSAVG [IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG]; bust l., laur., imperial mantle, eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand.

REVERSE

VI-R-T-VSAV-GG [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. 423, no. 8). 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], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
SISCIA [after 94], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

NOTES

Æ fraction. Weight 2.39 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 196 (lot 2958) in March 2011 for EUR 2,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in March 2007 for $212.50; weight 2.05 g; diameter 17 mm; rev. legend breaks V-IRT-V [click for picture];

- sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 40 (lot 460) in October 2015 for EUR 3,400; weight 2.00 g; rev. legend breaks V-IRT-V [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski