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RIC Volume VI - Diocletian Reform to Maximinus: Nicomedia Mint


Constantius I, AR Argenteus, 295, Group I, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 3
CONSTANTI_VS CAESAR
Laureate head right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with fifteen rows on left side, nineteen rows on right side, open doors each with four empty panels, four turrets surmounted by facing eagles, no star, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMNG in exergue
18mm, 3.33g
RIC VI, 21 (R4)
Ex Numismatik Lanz Munchen, Auction 125, Lot 1057, November 2005


Maximianus, AE Follis, 294-295, Group I, Class I, Nicomedia
IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMN in exergue
27mm, 10.53g
RIC VI, 27b (C)


Diocletian, AE Follis, 303-304, Group I, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 2
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNB in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 9.46g
RIC VI, 29a (C)


Galerius, AE Follis, Later 307-Early 308, Group III, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 1
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI CMH (ligate)
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNA in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 7.04g
RIC VI, 51 (R)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, Later 307-Early 308, Group III, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 2
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI CMH (ligate)
Genius standing facing, head left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNB in exergue
24mm x 26mm, 5.94g
RIC VI, 52 (R)
Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: This example is 1.06g lighter than the expected range of 9.00-7.00g


Galerius, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group IV, Nicomedia, Officina 1
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
GENIO AV_GVSTI CMH (ligate)
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNA in exergue
29mm x 31mm, 6.67g
RIC VI, 54a (C)
Ex Gorny & Mosch


Roman Imperial, Galerius, AE Follis, c.December 308-c.May 310, Group IV, Nicomedia, Officina 4
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, divergent laurel ties
GENIO AV_GVSTI CMH (ligate)
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNΔ in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 7.62g
RIC VI, 54a (C)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, December 308-c. May 310, Group IV, Nicomedia, Officina 2
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right
GENIO CA_ESARIS CMH (ligate)
Genius standing facing, head left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNB in exergue
25mm x 26mm, 7.20g
RIC VI, 55 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, December 308-c. May 310, Group IV, Nicomedia, Officina 1
GAL VAL_ERIA AVG
Draped bust right, hair in straight lines with long plait carried up the back of head and tucked under stephane
VENERI VI_CTRICI CMH (ligate)
Venus standing facing, head left, holding up apple in right hand, raising drapery over shoulder with left hand
SMNA in exergue
26mm x 27mm, 6.65g
RIC VI, 57 (C)


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, December 308-c. May 310, Group IV, Nicomedia, Officina 3
GAL VAL_ERIA AVG
Draped bust right, hair in straight lines with long plait carried up the back of head and tucked under stephane
VENERI VI_CTRICI CMH (ligate)
Venus standing facing, head left, holding up apple in right hand, raising drapery over shoulder with left hand
SMNG in exergue
24mm x 26mm, 6.51g
RIC VI, 57 (C)

Note: If this coin were from a male, the bust type would be described as draped and cuirassed. I feel this should be studied further to determine why Galeria Valeria's portraits vary so much.


Galeria Valeria, AE Follis, December 308-c. May 310, Group IV, Nicomedia, Officina 3
GAL VAL_ERIA AVG
Bust facing, wearing elaborate robe and necklace, pearl-diademed head right, hair combed in straight lines with bottom loop waves, long loop at back of head
VENERI VI_C_TRICI CMH (ligate)
Venus standing facing, head left, holding up apple in right hand, raising drapery over shoulder with left hand
SMNΓ in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 7.88g
RIC VI, 58 (C)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, c.310-311, Group V, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 5
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, parallel laurel ties
GENIO AV_G_VSTI CMH (ligate)
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, liquors flowing from patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SMNE in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 7.45g
RIC VI, 66c (C)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, c.311, Group VI, Class I, Nicomedia, Officina 3
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
HERCVLI-VICTORI
Hercules standing facing, head right, right hand behind back, left arm leaning on club covered by lion skin
Γ in left field
SMN in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.44g
RIC VI, 68 (S)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group VI, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 1
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, parallel laurel ties
GENIO A_VGVSTI
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, pouring liquors from patera in right hand over lit altar, cornucopiae in left
A in right field
SMN in exergue
22mm, 4.76g
RIC VI, 71b (C)


Licinius I, AE Follis, Earlier 312, Group VI, Class II, Nicomedia, Officina 4
IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, parallel laurel ties
SOLI IN_VICTO
Sol, radiate, standing left in long robe, right hand raised, head of Serapis in left
D in left field
SMN in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 5.15g
RIC VI, 73a (--) (Unattested officina)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, c.Later 312, Group VI, Class III, Nicomedia, Officina 2
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right, parallel laurel ties
GENIO A_VGVSTI
Genius standing facing, modius on head left, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, pouring liquors from patera in right hand over lit altar, cornucopiae in left
* / B in right field
SMN in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.83g
RIC VI, 74b (C)


Maximinus II, AE Follis, Later 312, Group VI, Class III, Nicomedia, Officina 4
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG
Laureate head right
HERCVLI-VICTORI
Hercules standing right, right hand behind back, left arm leaning on club covered by lion skin
* / D in left field
SMN in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 5.46g
RIC VI, 75 (C)

Note: This coin appears to have been modeled after the Farnese Hercules statue. The expected range of this issue is 5.00g-3.50g, so this example is a bit heavy.