6-1757

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [before 53], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [CONCORDIA AVGG ET CAESS]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CONCORDIAAVGGETCAESS [CONCORDIA AVGG ET CAESS]; two princes, bare-headed and in military dress, sacrificing from paterae over lighted tripod-altar. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Not atested for Nicomedia but cf. TICINUM 1 with the same rev. type. Probably minted shortly after the meeting at Carnuntum (November 308). Coin should be listed in RIC before NICOMEDIA 53.

NOTES

AV medallion of 4 aurei. Weight 18.51 g; diameter 33.5 mm. From Numismatic Department of National Museum of Ukrainian History (inv. no. 145). Cited after: Aleksander Bursche, "Unique Roman gold coins and medallions in the collection of the National Museum of Ukrainian History in Kyiv", Polish Numismatic News VIII, 2009, p. 174. Another picture from: Коршенко, С. В., "Римский золотой медальон императора Лициния Старшего из собрания Центрального исторического музея УССР", Советская археология 1948, 10, p. 317.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski