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RIC VI, LONDINIUM 210, LICINIUS, [CONFIRMATION]

  

OBVERSE

IMPLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP LICINIVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

GENIO-POPROM [GENIO POP ROM]; Genius stg. l., head towered, loins draped, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae. Star in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

[CONFIRMATION]. RIC correctly describes LONDINIUM 210 as having bust type L (bust l., laur., cuir.), but in footnote 6 on p. 136 adds the following information: "A worn coin: the obv is possibly laur., wearing imperial mantle". In fact, three variants exist: a) laur., in mantle (listed here as LONDINIUM [after 210]; listed also in Huvelin as no. 104b); b) laur., cuir. (LONDINIUM 210, listed in Huvelin as no. 104); c) laur., elaborate cuirass, resembling drapery/mantle (LONDINIUM 210, listed in Huvelin as no. 104a).

Note that in Huvelin variant b) is described as cuirassed and variants a) and c) are described as draped and cuirassed (see p. 41; "buste lauré, drapé, cuirassé à gauche"). See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 134.

See also:
LONDINIUM [after 210], LICINIUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

NOTES

Variant b). Weight 3.76 g. From the British Museum Collection (reg. no. B.107).

Other specimens:

- variant b); specimen from Huvelin (plate 11, no. 104); Sarzeau hoard, no. 3492 [click for picture];

- variant c); specimen from Huvelin (plate 11, no. 104a); Musée de Lausanne no. 58 [click for picture];

- variant b); specimen sold on Spink auction 8006 (lot 1199) in March 2008 for GBP 55 [click for picture];

- variant b); specimen from Ancient Imports; weight 3.88 g; diameter 23.82 mm [click for picture];

- variant c); specimen sold on eBay in March 2015 for EUR 83; weight 4.60 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- variant c); specimen sold on on Spink auction 15006 (lot 90) in September 2015 for GBP 300 (ex Toone collection); weight 4.12 g; diameter 21-23.7 mm [click for picture];

- variant b); specimen from Roma Numismatics E-Sale 35 (lot 1473) in May 2017; weight 4.26 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- variant b); specimen sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 45 (lot 94) in June 2017 for EUR 60; weight 5.04 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski