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Hostilian, Summer - November 251 A.D., Viminacium, Moesia Superior
Viminacium was a Roman Colony founded by Gordian III in 239 A.D. The usual legend is P.M.S. COL. VIM., abbreviating Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium. The usual type is a female personification of Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. The bull and the lion were symbols of the Legions VII and IV, which were quartered in the province.
SH27027. Bronze AE 26, RPC Online IX 37, H-J Viminacium 68 (R3), Varbanov I 194 (R3), AMNG I/II 148, SNG Cop 166, SNG Hunterian 964, SNG München 206, SNG Budapest 452, gVF, attractive green patina, centered on a tight flan, scratch, Viminacium (Stari Kostolac, Serbia) mint, weight 12.026g, maximum diameter 25.6mm, die axis 0o
, as caesar, mid 250 - Nov 251 A.D.; obverse C VAL HOST M QVINTVS CAE, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands over bull on left standing right and lion on right standing left, AN XII (year 12 of the Viminacium colonial era) in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
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