6-072

RIC VI, CYZICUS [before 92], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

VALLICINNIANVSLICINNIVSPFAVG [VAL LICINNIANVS LICINNIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

SOLEIN-VICTO [SOLE INVICTO]; Sol, rad., stg. l. in long robe, r. raised, l. holding head of Serapis. Δ in left field. MKV in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (p. 592). Licinius is attested for the next issue with dot in the right field [CYZICUS 98]. General note about this issue from p. 576: "An extended range of types is introduced, most of them scarce or rare. [...] Sole Invicto, with all the implications of the ablative absolute, is struck for Maximinus only. [...] Date, c. 311-12". The last statement is not true in light of new findings. Apparently, coins with Sole Invicto legend were struck also for Licinius and Constantine. Coin should be listed before CYZICUS 92.

See also:
CYZICUS [before 92], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς
CYZICUS 92, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є
CYZICUS 92, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA ς
CYZICUS [after 92], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA A
CYZICUS [after 92], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 4.26 g; diameter 20-21 mm. From author's collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG site for $135; weight 5.46 g; diameter 21-22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2014 for $18.15 (officina letter uncertain, could be A); weight 3.89 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski