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RIC VI, THESSALONICA [after 54], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [C]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCMAXIMINVSPFAVG [IMP C MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir. [C].

REVERSE

IOVICONSERVATORIAVGGNN [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding Victory on globe, l. leaning on sceptre; eagle with wreath in beak at feet to l. B in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - C. Not attested for obv. legend 2a (p. 518). Note that this is not an error in RIC and THESSALONICA 52a (ANS 1944.100.3722) with bust type A also exists and, surprisingly, is much rarer than this unlisted variety. Coin should be listed after THESSALONICA 54.

NOTES

Weight 3.95 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2018 for GBP 22.

Other specimens:

- sold on Jesús Vico auction 147 - Room Auction (lot 404) in March 2017 for EUR 180; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- from author's collection; weight 3.07 g; diameter 22.45-23.85 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2009 for $24.99 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2010 for $23.19; weight 2.735 g; 23.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2011 for $17.30; weight 3.3 g; 24 mm [click for picture];

- from author's collection; weight 4.32 g; diameter 23.55-25.00 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2006 for $2.49 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2006 for $22 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2010 for $13.60; weight 3.10 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Allegro in June 2010 for c. $3 [click for picture];

- from eBay, May 2012; weight 3.39 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski