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RIC VI, THESSALONICA [before 30b], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA A

   

OBVERSE

VAL•LICINNIVSPFAVG [VAL•LICINNIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOA-VGVSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head (sometimes also radiate), naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae. Star in left field, Α in right field. •SM•TS• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Specimen similar to THESSALONICA 30b except for "LICINNIVS" in obv. legend (double "N"; spelling used in the Eastern mints: Cyzicus, Antioch and Alexandria) instead of "LICINIVS" (single "N"). Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 30b.

See also:
THESSALONICA [before 30b], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA B

NOTES

Weight 7.03 g; diameter 27 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2004 for $15.57; sold on eBay in December 2008 for $102.50.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski