6-1940

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [after 59], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, REVERSE VARIETY

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVSCMH [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS CMH]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r., r. holding transverse spear, trophy over l. shoulder. SMNΑ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER, REVERSE VARIETY. RIC lists this issue for Galerius and two Caesars: Maximinus and Constantine (p. 563). However, general note from p. 550 states that: "The two Augusti and their juniors share a small and scarce emission of Virtuti Exercitus CMH, with officinae similarly allotted".

Specimen similar to unlisted NICOMEDIA [after 59] except for Virtus [actually Mars] holding only transverse spear and trophy (no shield). For types of rev. see also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VI, p. 563. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 59.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 59], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

NOTES

Weight 7.33 g; diameter 26.5 mm. From the American Numismatic Society Collection (reg. no. 1995.11.892).


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski