6-066

RIC VI, HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Β

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. facing, head l., chlamys hanging behind, r. holding Victory on globe, l. leaning on sceptre. Β in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists only similar issue with obv. legend IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG [HERACLEA 73-75]. Here we have also eastern type of Iupiter conservator with no eagle at l. and chlamys hanging behind (not just from l. shoulder), struck exclusively by Maximinus Daza (see: Bruun, P., "The Iupiter Conservator of the Emperor Maximinus", [in:] Florilegium Numismaticum. Studia honorem U. Westermark edita, Stockholm 1992). General note from p. 528: "This issue falls into two sections, before and after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea. In the first, Iovi Conservatori Augg continues for all three rulers - all with 'mature' legends: the coins are not uncommon [...] Date, 313". Although this type exists also for Licinius, it probably belongs to the second section (after Maximinus' capture of Heraclea) which explains presence of Daza's Iupiter type on the reverse. Coin should be listed after HERACLEA 77.

See also:
HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Δ
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Α
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA B
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Δ
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 5.73 g. Coin sold on eBay in June 2006 for $79. Now in Ben Bridgwater's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski