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RIC VI, CYZICUS [before 95], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (cf. CYZICUS 95; BM 1899,0804.17, 6.79 g, cited in RIC).

General note from p. 576: "A very small issue, of slightly lighter weight, containing only Genio Augusti CMH (plain Genius) and Sole Invicto for Licinius and Maximinus, with Iovi Conservatori for Maximinus. [...] ranging from scarce to very rare [...] Date, c. 312".

Coin should be listed before CYZICUS 95.

See also:
CYZICUS [before 95], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є
CYZICUS [after 95], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є
CYZICUS [after 95], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA ς

NOTES

Weight 6.70 g; diameter 21.4-21.9 mm. From Jan de Veen's collection.

Other specimens:

- from Wildwind; contributed by David Lowe (dot in left field uncertain; could be CYZICUS 85, unlisted officina ς); weight 5.60 g; diameter 24 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski