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

  

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. Γ 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 Β
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 5.11 g. Coin sold on Helios Numismatik auction 1 (lot 581) in April 2008 for EUR 910.

Other specimens:

- from Victor Failmezger's collection (no. 201 in RBC); now in Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 4.8 g; diameter 21.17 mm [click for picture];

- from www.tesorillo.com; weight 5.47 g; diameter 20-21 mm [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 47 (lot 2017), September 1998; weight 5.08 g [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 49 (lot 1788), March 1999; weight 5.47 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski