6-001

RIC VI, THESSALONICA 48, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

   

OBVERSE

DIVOMAXIMIANO [DIVO MAXIMIANO]; bust r., veiled.

REVERSE

MEMDIVIM-AXIMIANI [MEM DIVI MAXIMIANI]; eagle surmounting domed shrine with closed doors. Γ in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists only officina A (p. 518; rarity R5). General note from p. 507: "A small and now extremely rare Mem Divi Maximiani was struck in honour of Galerius. Date, c. 311". Note that Jules Maurice also attested only officina A ("L'Atelier monétaire de Thessalonica pendant la période Constantinienne", Numismatische Zeitschrift 1901 [Wien 1902], vol. XXXIII, p. 115; after Voetter), but specimen shown on plate IV is undoubtedly from officina Γ.

See also:
THESSALONICA 48, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β
THESSALONICA 48, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ
THESSALONICA 48, GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 4.45 g; diameter 24 mm. Sold on CNG eAuction 239 (lot 570) in August 2010 for $190.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 84 Part II (lot 2090) in May 2015 for CHF 160; sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 40 (lot 486) in October 2016 for EUR 315; weight 5.24 g [click for picture];

- sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 141 (lot 347) in October 2005 for EUR 600; weight 4.97 g [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch Mail Bid Sale 11 (lot 1226) in September 2006 for EUR 170; now in the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 4.36 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2008 for EUR 630; weight 4.43 g [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1996.50.1); weight 4.39 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Thesaurus "Idra" auction in December 2008 for EUR 260; weight 4.6 g [click for picture];

- from Jerome Holderman's collection; weight 4.9 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 27 (lot 892) in May 2016 for GBP 48; weight 3.48 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture];

- from Kairos Numizmatik auction 2 (lot 546), January 2018; weight 4.45 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; weight 4.87 g; diameter 23.6 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Savoca Coins 21st Blue Auction (lot 1920) in June 2019 for EUR 28; weight 3.73 g; diameter 27 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2012 for $149.95 [click for picture];

- from Maurice's article cited above (plate IV, no. 3) [click for picture];

- from Stoca hoard [Meixner, I., "Neki kovovi iz nalaza kod Stoca koje ne poznaje najnovija radnja Sutherlanda »Roman Imperial Coinage«, VI sv. 1967. godine" [Some coins from Stoca hoard which are unlisted in the latest Sutherland's work "Roman Imperial Coinage" vol. VI, 1967], Numizmatičke vijesti, vol. XVI/27, 1969, p. 18, plate V, no. 7]; weight 5.50 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- from Bastien AMGM, plate VII, no. 80; weight 4.74 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski