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  3. ro1974

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    _DSC5875.JPG _DSC5873.JPG great coins all
    Out my collection
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    RI MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS 286-305 CE antoninianus Antioch 292-295 CE Pre-Reform CONCORDIA MILITVM Jupiter RIC V 621 H-officina 8
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  5. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice well struck coin. Congrats.
  6. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    I have an Antoninianus similar to the one presented by Alegandron but the mint mark is Z // XXI
    Does anybody know which officina is Z ?
    It is also under RIC V 621 as described at
    but I have not been able to find any description of the officinae for this type:bookworm:
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  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

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  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    This coin was probably minted around the time of Diocletian's coinage reform. Although RIC, vol.VI, lists this coin as having its mint mark in the exergue, coins from this series actually have the marks in the lower field, as this example shows.
    Bronze Pre-Reform Antoninianus
    Lugdunum mint, A.D. 287
    Rev: HERCVLI PACIFERO - Hercules, holding branch, club and lion's skin
    Gamma in field
    RIC 371
    20mm, 3.2g.
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I like these pre-reform radiates of Maximian.

    Maximian CONCORDIA MILITVM antoninianus.jpg
    Maximian, AD 286-308
    Roman Æ Antoninianus; 3.78 mm, 23.0 mm, 12 h
    Cyzicus, AD 293-294 Obv: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right
    Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM•, Emperor standing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left; Г/XII•
    Refs: RIC 607; Cohen 53; RCV 13115; Roll-Vélez 9.

    You can read Saul Roll-Vélez's article (AJN Second Series 26 (2014) pp. 223–243) about these issues here.
  10. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Maximian, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor standing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, Cyzicus:
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    CONSERVATOR AVGG, emperor standing facing, head right, holding scepter, facing Hercules, standing facing, head left, resting hand on grounded club, each sacrificing out of patera over lighted table-altar, Siscia:
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    VOT / XX / H within wreath, Rome:
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    VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules standing right, holding trophy, club, and lionskin, Rome:
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  11. cmezner

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  12. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    Just sharing the Antoninianus, 7th officina :) with a close-up of the reverse; don't know why Victory is hard to see in the "normal" picture, maybe too much light
    20mm, 3.75 g
    Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Bust of Maximian, radiate, cuirassed, r.
    Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM (Dedicated to harmony with the soldiers) Maximian, draped, cuirassed, standing r., holding short scepter in right hand and receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter; Jupiter, standing left, holding long scepter; mint mark Z // XXI
    Syria, Antioch, 293 AD struck under Diocletian
    Reference: RIC V Diocletian 621 #503-IMG_1520.jpg #503-IMG_1513.jpg #503-IMG_1505.jpg
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  13. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    what a great read Saul Roll-Vélez's article! Very, very interesting! Thank you very much for sharing :)
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