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RIC VI, HERACLEA [before 76], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

GENIOA-VGVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; eagle with wreath in beak at feet to l. Є in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists issue GENIO AVGVSTI with eagle only for Maximinus [HERACLEA 76] and assumes that it was minted after his capture of Heraclea. General note from p. 528: "This issue falls into two sections, before and after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea. [...] In the second, Maximinus is seen to have introduced his own range of types, from which both Licinius and Constantine are excluded: Genio Augusti (scarce), Herculi Victori and Soli Invicto (both rare). Date, 313". Coin should be listed before HERACLEA 76.

See also:
HERACLEA [before 76], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA A
HERACLEA 76, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA A
HERACLEA [after 76], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER

NOTES

Coin sold on Aurea Numismatika auction in December 2010 for c. $126.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski