6-078

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 70a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r. in military dress, r. holding transverse spear, l. shield and trophy over shoulder. Γ in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists for Licinius only officina Δ (p. 566). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Iovi Conservatori and Virtuti Exercitus both appear for Licinius and Maximinus, emissions for the former being the more scarce: coinage for Constantine is extremely rare. [...] Date, c. 311".

See also:
NICOMEDIA 70a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Β
NICOMEDIA [after 70b], CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED FOR RULER, OFFICINA Γ

NOTES

Weight 4.82 g. Coin sold on Rauch auction in September 2005 for $350.

Other specimens:

- sold on Rauch Summer Auction 2008 (lot 1143) in September 2008 for EUR 130; weight 4.29 g [click for picture];

- sold on Allegro in November 2009 for 157.50 zlotys (c. $56); weight 3.59 g; diameter 22-23 mm [click for picture].

- from www.tesorillo.com; weight 6.66 g; diameter 20-21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski