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RIC VI, TREVERI [after 28], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

IMPMAXIMIANVSPIVSFELAVG [IMP MAXIMIANVS PIVS FEL AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

HERCVLICONSERVATORIAVGGETCAESSNN [HERCVLI CONSERVATORI AVGG ET CAESS NN]; Hercules stg. facing, head r., nude, quiver behind r. shoulder, leaning r. on club, lion's skin over outstretched l. arm, bow in l. hand. PTR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Coin from the famous Arras hoard. Apparently first published in: Agnes Baldwin Brett, The aurei and solidi of the Arras hoard, Numismatic Chronicle 1933, p. 274 (with wrong weight). RIC lists three gold multiples with similar rev. (the same rev. legend, Hercules holding apples in l. hand instead of bow), but with different bust type and obv. legend (TREVERI 28-30). Note that legend IMP MAXIMIANVS PIVS FEL AVG is not attested in RIC VI. Coin should be listed after TREVERI 30.

See also:
TREVERI [after 28], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND (different bust type and obv. legend)

NOTES

AV medallion of 4 aurei. Weight 20.10 g; diameter 33 mm. Sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 33 (lot 589) in April 2006 for CHF 200,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski