6-476

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 72a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

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. eagle. Γ in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists for this type only officinae Α and Δ (p. 566). General note about this issue from p. 551: "All three colleagues share all three types - Genio Augusti in two varieties (recording the new composition of the imperial college) [...] Date, c. 312 (earlier)".

NOTES

Weight 4.96 g; diameter 21.2-22.5 mm. From Tomasz Speier's collection.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in May 2009 for $11.50; weight 4.70 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by 67aiga7a [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski