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RIC VI, THESSALONICA [before 43], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSPFAVG [MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSE-RVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding thunderbolt, l. leaning on sceptre. Reversed sigma in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. Type attested in RIC only for Licinius [THESSALONICA 43 (BM R.140, 5.24 g)]. Note also similarity in obv. legend pattern [LICINIVS P F AVG]. Both coins belong to the same issue, obviously minted before Galerius' death, and therefore should be moved to the Group III.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.47 g. Sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 147 (lot 477) in November 2009 for EUR 4,600 (as attributed to Maximian Herculius); sold on Gorny and Mosch auction 215 (lot 446) in October 2013 for EUR 9,500 (again attributed to Maximian Herculius); sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 117 (lot 353) in October 2019 for CHF 5,500 (again attributed to Maximian Herculius).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski