6-003

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 73a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SOLIIN-VICTO [SOLI INVICTO]; Sol, rad., stg. l. in long robe, r. raised, l. holding head of Serapis. Δ in left field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Δ. RIC lists for this type only officinae Β and Γ (p. 566). General note about this issue from p. 551: "All three colleagues share all three types [...] Soli Invicto (last seen on Maximinus' gold in 306-8, and now underlining Maximinus as the eastern factor in the balance of power). [...] Date, c. 312 (earlier)".

See also:
NICOMEDIA 73a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA 73c, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA A
NICOMEDIA 73c, CONSTANTINE, UNLISTED OFFICINA Δ

NOTES

Weight 4.56 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on Savoca Coins 20th Blue Auction (lot 2123) in May for EUR 34.

Other specimens:

- from Beast Coins; weight 5.15 g; diameter 20-22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2005 for $42.78; weight 4.40 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2005 for $26.10 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in January 2011 for $58; weight 4.9 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from Wildwinds; Dane's Collection [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski