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RIC VI, TREVERI [before 508b], GALERIUS MAXIMIAN, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [4c]

  

OBVERSE

GALVALMAXIMIANVSNC [GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS N C] [4c]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. S in left field, F in right field. IITR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 4c. Not attested for this type of rev. (p. 196).

Attribution disputable. See footnote 1 on p. 196: "The distinction between this [TREVERI 504-510; Genius with modius on head] and the next [TREVERI 511-542; Genius with head towered] reverse is often very hard to make, as the modius may be rubbed or the turreted crown perfunctorily executed. What is certain is that the distinction exists, though coins with the modius are noticeably less common". The present author believes that the last statement is somehow exaggerated.

Note that this obv. legend is not attested also for the next issue (Genius with head towered). Coin should be listed before TREVERI 508b.

NOTES

Weight 9.34 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on VCoins (Roma Numismatics) for GBP 125; sold on CNG eAuction 248 (lot 400) in January 2011 for $90.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski