RPC VI, 6524 (temporary) (forgery)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 6524 (temporary) (forgery)
Province Galatia
Region Pontus
City Amisus
Reign Maximinus
Person (obv.) Maximinus (Augustus)
Alliance with Nicaea
Issue Year ϹΞΗ = 268
Dating 235/236
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Γ Ι ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ΜΑΞΙΜΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΑΜΙϹΟΥ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΑϹ ΕΤ ϹΞΗ(?) ΟΜ (retrograde) ΑΜΙϹΗΝΩΝ ΝΕΙΚΑΕΩΝ
Reverse design Athena standing facing, head right, holding spear and shield on ground, and Demeter standing facing, head left L., holding corn ears and long sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 38 mm
Axis 7
Reference Franke-Nollé 40, Malloy 188
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note According to W. Weiser, SNR 1989, pp. 65-6, this coin has been altered in modern times from a normal coin of Amisus (he compares coins of Caracalla with Athena and Demeter), since Athena could not represent Nicaea. As such, there is no alliance between Amisus and Nicaea. As yet, however, and as was pointed out by Weiser in 1989, no authentic coin of Maximinus with this type has come to light.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1929,1013.489 Franke-Nollé 40 = Rec 130a = Malloy 188