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RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

HERCVLI-VICTORI [HERCVLI VICTORI]; Hercules stg. r., r. behind back, l. leaning on club covered by lion's skin. Β in left field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (p. 565). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Herculi Victori is given, surprisingly, to Maximinus alone". The footnote explains it in the following way: "This may well reflect (as in the next issue) the accord which came to exist between Maximinus and Maxentius, seen also in the types struck at Antioch and Alexandria in honour of Maximian Herculius before his death in 310. Maxentius and his father were a valuable counterpoise to that other Herculian, Constantine". Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 68.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Δ
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
NICOMEDIA [after 68], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ [IRREGULAR COIN]

NOTES

Weight 6.25 g. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 144 (lot 677) in November 2008 for EUR 300.

Other specimens:

- sold on Grün auction 75 (lot 745) in November 2018 for EUR 280; weight 4.61 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2006 for $163.50; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on London Ancient Coins Guttus Auction 18 (lot 372) in April 2016 for GBP 35; weight 4.58 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski