7-008

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

   

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. SMATΖ 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 ς
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 4.54 g; diameter 23 mm. Coin sold on CNG auction 105 (lot 968) in May 2017 for $900.

Other specimens:

- sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 16 (lot 1096) in May 2005 for EUR 280 (in Bastien's article misattributed as SMATH (Pl. 6. 32); weight 4.15; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from Bastien's article (Pl. 6. 30); weight 3.46 g [click for picture];

- sold on Künker auction 193 (lot 1003) in September 2011 for EUR 850; weight 4.20 g [click for picture];

- sold on Paul-Francis Jacquier auction 43 (lot 439) in September 2017 for EUR 900; weight 4.77 g [click for picture];

- from TANTALUS [click for picture];

- sold on CNG eAuction 413 (lot 461) in January 2018 for $525; weight 3.46 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from CNG auction 53 (lot 1731), March 2000; weight 4.16 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski