6-824

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

  

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. Δ in right field. SMHT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar issue with obv. legend IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG [HERACLEA 73-75]. But note also eastern type of Iupiter conservator with no eagle to l. and chlamys hanging behind (not hanging 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 and Constantine, 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 B
HERACLEA [after 77], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Γ
HERACLEA [after 77], MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA A
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
HERACLEA [after 77], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED ISSUE [IOVI CONSERVATORI], OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 4.78 g; diameter 21 mm. Sold on eBay in March 2012 for $290.

Other specimens:

- from BAC Numismatics auction 27 (lot 201), February 2021; weight 5.05 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2010 for $46.78; weight 4.50 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski