7-1148

RIC VII, ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE [I O M ET VIRTVTI D D N N AVG ET CAES], ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

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. SMANT (sic!) in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. This specimen undoubtedly belongs to the issue erroneously lists in RIC 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. However, there is no officina letter and unusual m.m. SMANT seems to be a remnant of the previous issue [ANTIOCH 25-30]. Apparently an engraver's error.

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 Ζ
ANTIOCH [before 34], LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Η

NOTES

Weight 4.28 g. Coin offered on VCoins (Münzhandlung Ritter GmbH) in April 2011 for $759.89.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski