7-2921

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

  

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. Є over Δ in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. Specimen similar to ANTIOCH 13 except for different rev. type: Jupiter's chlamys is spread behind instead of hanging from l. shoulder. Note that this type of Iupiter conservator appears especially 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.

See also:
ANTIOCH [before 11], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Δ
ANTIOCH [before 11], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Z

NOTES

Weight 3.69 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2019 for EUR 35.50.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski