6-352

RIC VI, THESSALONICA 50a, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA S

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMINVSPFAVG [MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging from l. shoulder, r. holding globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Wreath in left field, ς in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - ς. Officina ς is not attested for this issue. General note from p. 507: "Officinae are reduced from six to five in an issue which, with sharp lose of weight, shows the wreath which anticipates Licinius' quinquennalia. The sole type is Iovi Conservatori, again struck in quantity and from all officinae for all three colleagues. Licinius momentarily employs the full (quinquennalian) legend Imp C Val Lic ... P F Aug. Date, c. 312, earlier". Apparently, officinae were reduced to five not until the next issue.

NOTES

Weight 4.00 g; diameter 25 mm. From Savoca Numismatik 7th blue auction, session II (lot 1580), May 2018.

Other specimens:

- from: Dr. Wendelin Kellner, "Ungewöhnliche und irreguläre Römermünzen. 15. Teil: Tacitus - Maxentius", Money Trend 2011, no. 3, p. 202, no. 30; weight 4.80 g; diameter 22.9-24.5 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, October 2009; weight 5.30 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in June 2010 for $6.50; weight 4.55 g; diameter 22 mm; rev. legend break E-R [click for picture];

- from eBay, March 2012; weight 4.89 g; diameter 22.54 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski