6-2971

RIC VI, SERDICA [before 11a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG], OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

DNMAXIMI-ANOBSAVG [D N MAXIMIANO B S AVG]; bust r., laur., in imperial mantle, r. holding olive branch, l. mappa.

REVERSE

PROVID•DEORVMQVIESAVGG [PROVID • DEORVM QVIES AVGG]; Providentia stg. r., extending r. hand to Quies stg. l., r. holding up branch, l. leaning on sceptre. S in left field, F in right field. A in middle field. •SM•SD• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists only similar issue in gold: SERDICA 10a (Wien RÍ 42385, 4.71 g, 19 mm) and SERDICA 10b (Maurice, ii, p. 372 and plate 11, no. 8, 5.20 g, 19 mm) with slightly different mintmark.

Listed in Gautier Argent (294-312) (p. 454, no. 26bis) but obv. legend given as ...F S AVG instead of ...B S AVG. However, the present author is inclined to see this letter rather as a slightly distorted "B". Should be listed in RIC before SERDICA 11a.

See also:
SERDICA [before 11a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG], OFFICINA A
SERDICA [before 11a], DIOCLETIAN, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG], OFFICINA Δ
SERDICA [before 11a], MAXIMIAN HERCULIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [PROVID DEORVM QVIES AVGG], OFFICINA B

NOTES

Argenteus. Weight 3.19 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 138 (lot 799) in March 2024 for EUR 4,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski