7-052

RIC VII, ANTIOCH 13, [before 11], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE

  

OBVERSE

IMPCLICLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP C LIC LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSER-VATORIAVGG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys spread behind, leanimg on sceptre. Victory on globe in r. hand; eagle with wreath to l. on ground. Z in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. Coin similar to ANTIOCH 13 (although officina Z is not listed), but Jupiter's chlamys is spread behind, not only across l. shoulder. Such iconography of Iupiter conservator appears exclusively on coins minted by Maximinus Daza. "A further characteristic of this particular type was that the god had his mantle displayed behind his back" (Bruun, P., "The Iupiter Conservator of the Emperor Maximinus", [in:] Florilegium Numismaticum. Studia honorem U. Westermark edita, Stockholm 1992, p. 81). It could be an error of engraver who previously was making dies for ANTIOCHIA 166a-c (RIC VI) or the earliest version of this rare issue, probably minted in 313, shortly after Licinius took control over Antioch. Coin should be listed before ANTIOCH 11.

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in October 2005 for $21.53. Now in Ben Bridgwater's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski