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RIC VI, ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]

  

OBVERSE

MAXIMIA-NVSPFAVG [MAXIMIANVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRT-VSAVG-G [VIRTVS AVGG]; Hercules stg. r., seizing by antlers the Ceryneian hind, club to l. PR in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Many types with m.m. PR are omitted in RIC V/2 and RIC VI. There is a very slight possibility that some of them were minted after Reform. Also, others were added here for comparison. Note that there are attested four varieties of rev. legend (which may have a separate number in RIC): VIR-TVSAVG-G, VIRT-VSAVG-G, VIRTVSAVG-G, and unbroken and one variety of rev. (no club). Coin could be listed after ROMA 8b.

See also:
ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG]
ROMA [after 8b], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VIRTVS AVGG] (half-aureus)

NOTES

Lighter aureus. Weight 5.05 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 40 (lot 839) in May 2007 for CHF 10,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 88 (lot 490) in October 2015 for CHF 19,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 132 (lot 615) in May 2022 for CHF 22,000.

Other specimens:

- from the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (ID BZC.1951.8); weight 5.283 g; rev. legend unbroken [click for picture];

- from Leu Numismatik auction 93 (lot 120), May 2005; sold on Roma Numismatics auction XX (lot 678) in October 2020 for GBP 23,000; weight 4.95 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 91 (lot 59) in May 2016 for CHF 19,000; weight 5.40 g; rev. legend break G-G [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 141 (lot 777) in May 2008 for EUR 12,000; weight 5.38 g; rev. legend breaks R-T and G-G [click for picture];

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1896,0608.91); weight 5.42 g; rev. legend unbroken [click for picture];

- sold on Aureo & Calicó auction 300 (lot 183) in November 2017 for EUR 4,800; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica Spring Auction 2020 (lot 1221) in May 2020 for CHF 4,750; weight 4.93 g; diameter 19 mm; rev. legend unbroken [click for picture];

- from the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1944.100.38223); no club to l. on rev.; weight 5.19 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18227514); no club to l. on rev.; weight 4.96 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Münzhandlung Basel auction 8 (lot 1045), March 1937; weight 5.04 g [click for picture];

- from Jacob Hirsch auction 22 (lot 150), November 1908; rev. legend unbroken [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski