6-481

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA [before 79], LICINIUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [GENIO AVGVSTI]

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

GENIOA-VGVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; to l. altar. Star in left field, Δ in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists only Iovi Conservatori issue with this m.m. pattern [NICOMEDIA 79] (p. 568). Note that it could be also NICOMEDIA 74a with an engraver's error: star in left field instead of star in right field above officina letter. Further investigations needed. Coin should be listed before NICOMEDIA 79.

NOTES

Weight 4.1 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on eBay in December 2008 for $57.79. Now in the Robert Bernobich Collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in January 2010 for $112.80; weight 6.0 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski