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Galerius or Maximian?

Galerius (AD 305-313). AR argenteus (19mm, 3.62 gm, 12h). Serdica, AD 305-306. MAXIMIA-NVS AVG, laureate head of Galerius right / VIRTVS MILITVM, three-turreted camp gate, without doors, •SM•SDE• in exergue. RIC 11b. RSC 228†a. Sharply struck and lustrous. NGC (as Maximian) MS 5/5 - 3/5.

This and the following group of choice silver argentei are part of a special issue struck at Serdica to mark the abdication of Diocletian and Maximian and the ascension of Galerius and Constantius I to the rank of joint Augusti. Previously quite rare (RIC lists the type as R4), Serdica silver argentei of Galerius as Augustus are still quite scarce and often misidentified as coins of Maximian, since Galerius adopted the name of his former senior emperor and used it almost exclusively on his coinage. Though the portraits are highly stylized in Tetrarchic fashion, the differentiation can still be made by the portraiture -- Maximian has a flatter face and a more protruding nose than Galerius.

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September, 2012
6th-11th
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