7-007

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

   

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. SMATς 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 Є
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 2.91 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 100 (lot 517) in November 2000 for DEM 650; sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 16 (lot 1097) in May 2005 for EUR 480.

Other specimens:

- sold on VAuctions auction 213 (lot 98) in October 2008 for $360; ex Beast Coins; weight 4.14 g; diameter 21-22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Roma Numismatics auction X (lot 874) in September 2015 for GBP 600; weight 4.48 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Naville Numismatics Live Auction 43 (lot 563) in September 2018 for GBP 170; sold on Obolos Webauction 12 (lot 823) in March 2019 for CHF 240; weight 3.76 g; diameter 21.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Spink auction 1297 (lot 371) in April 2001 for GBP 391 [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch auction e-Live 28, session I (lot 388) in September 2018 for EUR 310; weight 4.44 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien's article (Pl. 6. 27); weight 4.21 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien's article (Pl. 6. 28); weight 2.92 g [click for picture];

- from Bastien's article (Pl. 6. 29); weight 3.93 g [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS, October 2009; weight 3.59 g; diameter 23.7 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski