6-312

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 78a, LICINIUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA A

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r., r. dragging captive by the hair, l. holding trophy and shield. Star over A in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - A. RIC lists for this type only officina Γ (p. 568). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Virtuti Exercitus, also shared, is rare for all three [Augusti] [...] Date, c. 312 (later)".

NOTES

Weight 5.1 g; diameter 21.97 mm. From Victor Failmezger's collection (no. 245 in RBC). Offered on Ancient Imports in November 2009 for $115.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski