6-1000

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

  

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. ς 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 Δ
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 4.81 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 196 (lot 2981) in March 2011 for EUR 160.

Other specimens:

- sold on TimeLine Auctions 5 day sale of Antiquities & Coins (lot 3211) in November 2017 for GBP 25; weight 6.27 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski