7-006

RIC VII, ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [I O M ET VIRTVTI D D N N AVG ET CAES], OFFICINA Є

   

OBVERSE

DDNNIOVIILICINIIINVICTAVGETCAES [D D N N IOVII LICINII INVICT AVG ET CAES]; confronted busts, laur., dr., facing one another, together holding trophy with two shields [P3].

REVERSE

IOMETVIRTVTIDDNNAVGETCAES [I O M ET VIRTVTI D D N N AVG ET CAES]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, leanimg on sceptre, in front of trophy, at foot of which two captives. SMATЄ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC erroneously lists this issue as HERACLEA 50; only officina A recorded (p. 547). P. Bastien in his article ["Coins with a Double Effigy Issued by Licinius at Nicomedia, Cyzicus, and Antioch", Numismatic Chronicle 1973, pp. 87-97, plate 5-6] suggested correct attribution and recorded specimens for eight officinae. His description of the obverse is slightly different: "laureate bust r. with cuirass and paludamentum, three-quarter front view, of Licinius, and laureate bust l., with cuirass and paludamentum, three-quarter front view, of Licinius II. The emperors hold a trophy, with cuirass, helmet, and two shields" (p. 91). Issue was minted probably in 318 and should be listed before ANTIOCH 34.

See also:
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Α
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Β
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Γ
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Δ
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA ς
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Ζ
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Η
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

NOTES

Weight 4.20 g. Coin sold on Künker auction 83 (lot 1319) in June 2003 for EUR 350.

Other specimens:

- from Triton II (lot 1053), December 1998; 3.62 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien's article (Pl. 6. 26); weight 4.51 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in September 2009 for $671.09; weight 3.80 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- offered on UBS Gold & Numismatics auction in September 2009; offered on Roma Numismatics auction II (lot765) in October 2011; offered on Künker auction 216 (lot 1279) in October 2012; weight 5.25 g; diameter 25 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski