6-490

RIC VI, CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b], OFFICINA ς

  

OBVERSE

IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG] [1b]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOAV-GVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; altar to l. ς in right field. SMK in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 1b. RIC lists for this type only earlier legend VAL LICINNIANVS LICINNIVS P F AVG [1a] (p. 593).

Note that it is not a simple misprint in RIC (1a instead of 1b), because specimens with obv. legend 1a also exist. However, they are significantly rarer. See examples of CYZICUS 100, officina B (officina not attested in RIC; eBay), CYZICUS 100, officina Δ (3.46 g; 20.5-21.5 mm; J.G. Kiss collection), CYZICUS 100, officina Є (Barry Murphy's collection), CYZICUS 100, officina ς (4.10 g; 21.5 mm; ANS 1944.100.5844) and CYZICUS 100, officina Η (4.66 g; 21 mm; Savoca Numismatik).

Coin should be listed after CYZICUS 100.

See also:
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Α
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Β
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Γ
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Δ
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Є
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Η
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Θ

NOTES

Weight 2.9 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in 2008 for AU $25.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski