6-159

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

  

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. Δ in left field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Maximinus (p. 565).

General note 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 Β
NICOMEDIA [before 68], LICINIUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ
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 5.80 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on CNG eAuction 302 (lot 341) in April 2013 for $120.

Other specimens:

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-Sale 43 (lot 804) in February 2018 for GBP 260; weight 4.95 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Forvm Ancient Coins); weight 5.020 g; diameter 212.2 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2005 for $67; weight 4.55 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2006 for $32.79; weight 2.90 g [click for picture];

- from eBay, March 2005 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski