Roman Empire, Maximianus Herculius, first reign, 286-305, Aureus 286, Siscia, unrecorded variety, extremely rare


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Roman Empire. Maximianus Herculius first reign, 286–305. Aureus, Siscia 286, AV 5.27 g.
Obverse: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate bust l., wearing imperial mantle and holding sceptre surmounted by eagle //
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM Hercules standing r., leaning on club and holding bow in l. hand and lion's skin on l. arm. C –.

RIC 574H var. (radiate). Depeyrot 1/16 var. (radiate). Calicó 4751 var. (radiate bust and with rock on reverse).

An apparently unrecorded variety of an extremely rare type. A very interesting and finely detailed portrait, work of a very talented master engraver. About extremely fine

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