Maximianus Herculius, 286 – 308. Aureus, Antiochia 286, AV 5.28 g. IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust r., with drapery on l. shoulder. Rev. HERCVLI VICTORI Hercules, naked but for cloak on his l. arm, standing r., with r. hand on hip and leaning on club; at l. foot, shield. In l. field, Ξ. In exergue, SMA. C –. RIC –. Calicó –. Depeyrot 3/4.
Estimate: 15'000 CHF
Starting price: 12'000 CHF
Price realized: 14'000 CHF
Of the highest rarity, only the second specimen known. Virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Ernst Moritz Herzfelder (1865-1923) Collection, sold anonymously by J. Hirsch, Munich, auction XXIX, 9 November 1910 sqq., lot 1348. Sold for DM. 125.
Götz Grabert (1924-2000) Collection, sold by LHS Numismatik, auction 97 (A European Scholar lately deceased), Zurich, 10 May 2006, lot 88.
Sold by J. Elsen & Fils SA., Brussels, auction 89, 9 September 2006, lot 1045.
Sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 54, 24 March 2010, lot. 602.