6-1183

RIC VI, TICINUM [before 55a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE

  

OBVERSE

IMPCMAXIMIANVSPFAVG [IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR [SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR]; Moneta stg. l., r. holding scales, l, cornucopiae. Dot in right field. PT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Sutherland mentions this issue in footnote 1 on p. 288: "Rare coins exist for Diocletian as Augustus and Constantius as Caesar in the group: cf. N.C. 1955, pp. 68, 72 [...] and N.C. 1956, pl. 15, 4 [...]. Regarded erroneously by Carson-Kent (N.C. 1956, p. 107) as 'probably no more than a variant' for P, ST•, these marks are certainly transitional, anticipating the first marks of the Second Tetrarchy immediately before the abdication - possibly unexpected (cf. N.C. 1955, p. 72, n. 11) - of Diocletian and Maximian was announced". But Sutherland was aware only of one coin for Diocletian from officina P and one for Constantius from officina S. The full issue was described by Aleksander Jeločnik (see: Jeločnik, A., "La dernière émission des folles de la première tétrarchie de l'atelier de Ticinum", Revue numismatique 1965, pp. 236-240).

Coin should be listed before TICINUM 55a.

See also:
TICINUM [before 55a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA P
TICINUM [before 55a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA S
TICINUM [before 55a], CONSTANTIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE
TICINUM [before 55a], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA P
TICINUM [before 55a], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA S
TICINUM [before 55a], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA T

NOTES

Weight 10.20 g. From Jeločnik's article cited above (p. 239, no. 4).

Other specimens:

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.64163); weight 9.54 g; diameter 27 mm; ex Cairo Hoard, no. 93; William E. Metcalf describes this specimen in his article "The «Cairo» Hoard of Tetrarchic Folles" (Revue belge de numismatique et de sigillographie 1974, CXX, p. 106), but gives, apparently in error, obv. legend IMP C MAXIMIANVS AVG and m.m. ST [click for picture].


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