6-317

RIC VI, ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1a], OFFICINA Z

  

OBVERSE

IMPCLICLICINNIVSPFAVG [IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVG] [1a]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

HERCVLI-VICTORI [HERCVLI VICTORI]; Hercules (Farnese) stg. r., leaning on lion's skin on club. Z in left field. ANT* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 1a. RIC lists for this type only obv. legend 1b: IMP C LIC LICINIVS (single "N") P F AVG (p. 644). Probably in error and there should be 1a instead of 1b. Note, however, that ANTIOCHIA 170a with obv. legend 1b also exists, but is significantly rarer than this unlisted variety. Note also that there is another error in RIC: officina letter in m.m. pattern should be always in left field (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 644). Both errors repeated after Voetter (p. 45, no. 19).

General note about this issue from p. 611: "[...] only officinae A-AI and DI are evidenced, but it is probable that fifteen or fourteen were at work. The sole type is Herculi Victori, very rare for Licinius and Constantine, and scarce for Maximinus. Date, 313". Coin should be listed before ANTIOCHIA 170a.

See also:
ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Δ
ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA ς
ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA H
ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA ΔЄ
ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA I
ANTIOCHIA [before 170a], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA ILLEGIBLE

NOTES

Weight 4.40 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2012 for EUR 153 [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier].

Other specimens:

- sold on Jesús Vico Subasta On-Line 3 (lot 309) in September 2017 for EUR 140; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch Summer Auction 2007 (lot 1140) in September 2007 for EUR 105; weight 4.52 g [click for picture].

- sold on eBay in June 2008 for $76.86; weight 4.17 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski