7-001

RIC VII, ANTIOCH [after 6], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X]

  

OBVERSE

IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VOTIS/V/MVLTIS/X in threefold laurel wreath.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Probably struck for Licinius' quinquennalia. Listed in Cohen (vol. VII, p. 209, no. 207). Listed also in: Meixner, I., "Neki kovovi iz nalaza kod Stoca koje ne poznaje najnovija radnja Sutherlanda »Roman Imperial Coinage«, VI sv. 1967. godine" [Some coins from Stoca hoard which are unlisted in the latest Sutherland's work "Roman Imperial Coinage" vol. VI, 1967], Numizmatičke vijesti, vol. XVI/27, 1969, p. 16; illustrated (4.0 g; 20 mm) and attributed to Nicomedia.

According to the detailed studies by Jean-Marc Doyen, this Æ issue was minted at Heraclea, Nicomedia, Cyzicus and Antioch (attribution based on style), probably together with gold issues (HERACLEA 3-4; NICOMEDIA 1-3, 5-6; ANTIOCH 1-4). See: Jean-Marc Doyen, "Les quinquennalia de Licinius Ier (nov./déc. 312 ap. J.-C.) et la date de la quatrième réduction pondérale du nummus", Bulletin du Cercle d'études numismatiques 2019, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 26-33 and Jean-Marc Doyen, "Quand et où Licinius Ier a-t-il fêté ses quinquennalia?", Bulletin du Cercle d'études numismatiques 2019, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 16-21.

These aurei have on rev. Victory holding shield with inscription VICTORIA AVG and rev. legend VOTIS V MVLTIS X (see example of HERACLEA 4; BM 844,1015.307, 5.32 g) except for NICOMEDIA 3 (Hess 1935, 3807, cited in RIC) which has rev. legend VICTORIA AVGG NN and Victory is holding shield with inscription VOT V MVL X. It suggests that Licinius' quinquennalia was mainly celebrated after victory over Maximinus Daia.

The present author decided to gather all known specimens in a single entry, but one must be aware that there are probably four issues which should be listed in RIC, respectively, after HERACLEA 4, after NICOMEDIA 11, before CYZICUS 1 and after ANTIOCH 6.

NOTES

Weight 3.42 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 160 (lot 2532) in October 2007 for EUR 380; sold on Künker auction 318 (lot 1856) in March 2019 for EUR 320.

Other specimens:

- sold on Leu Numismatik Web Auction 15 (lot 2159) in February 2021 for CHF 460; weight 3.43 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Leu Numismatik auction 5 (lot 529) in October 2019 for CHF 360; sold on Roma Numismatics E-SALE 68 (lot 1218) in February 2020 for GBP 210; weight 3.10 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 146 (lot 628) in May 2009 for EUR 450; weight 3.39 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in February 2010 for EUR 256.55; weight 3.30 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture] (Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier);

- sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 102 (lot 746) in May 2021 for EUR 280; weight 3.42 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Roma Numismatics E-sale 22 (lot 740) in November 2015 for GBP 260; weight 3.11 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Papillon Numismatic auction 5 (lot 650) in March 2021 for EUR 380; weight 2.93 g; diameter 18.8 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in August 2019 for EUR 91.09; weight 3.51 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Goldberg auction 112 (lot 1623) in September 2019 for $75; weight 3.33 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2006 for $239.50; sold on CNG auction 82 (lot 1066) in September 2009 for $350; sold on CNG eAuction 386 (lot 626) in November 2016 for $280; weight 3.89 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Obolos Webauction 11 (lot 678) in December 2018 for CHF 120; weight 4.33 g; diameter 19.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Jesús Vico Subasta On-Line 3 (lot 310) in September 2017 for EUR 140; ex Dattari [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 74 (lot 479) in February 2019 for EUR 120; weight 2.40 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- from Gorny & Mosch E-auction 270 (lot 2586), March 2020; weight 3.22 g [click for picture];

- from Ermsdorf hoard (FMRL I, no. 84; p. 243 and plate XIV) [click for picture] [Thanks to the collaboration of Tomasz Speier];

- from Victor Failmezger's collection (no. 264LI in RBC); photo by Doug Smith; weight 3.40 g; diameter 21.78 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 123 (lot 900) in May 2005 for EUR 140; weight 3.56 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2017 for EUR 15.50; sold on CGB Live auction (brm_479183) in April 2018 for EUR 280; weight 2.75 g; diameter 17-23 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Rauch Mail Bid Sale 9 (lot 1302) in September 2005 for EUR 75; weight 3.54 g [click for picture];

- from Constantine Venetis' collection; weight 2.40 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2005 for $93; weight 2.50 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in July 2016 for EUR 101; weight 2.50 g; diameter 23 mm [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction 84 (lot 1493) in May 2010 for $190; weight 3.29 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Lydia Numismatics online auction 7 (lot 953) in May 2021 for EUR 311; weight 3.10 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Thesaurus auction "Idra" (lot 594) in December 2008 for EUR 270; weight 2.80 g [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2016 for EUR 111; sold on VCoins (Victor's Imperial Coins) for $130; weight 3.40 g; diameter 21-22 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2010 for $8.95; weight 2.80 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in March 2011 for $90 [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in April 2012 for EUR 38.68; weight 3.70 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 161 (lot 476) in December 2015 for EUR 350; weight 3.66 g [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Naumann 6 (lot 616) in August 2013 for EUR 350; weight 3.4 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture];

- sold on BAC Numismatics auction 24 (lot 74) in September 2020 for EUR 220; weight 3.62 g; diameter 23.5 mm [click for picture];

- from Münz Zentrum Rheinland auction 124 (lot 825), January 2005; picture and data after Doyen's paper cited above (p. 30, no. 6); weight 3.30 g [click for picture];

- from Aufhäuser auction 7 (lot 760), October 1990; picture and data after Doyen's paper cited above (p. 30, no. 5); weight 3.51 g [click for picture];

- from Giessener Münzhandlung auction 97 (lot 1192), September 1999; picture and data after Doyen's paper cited above (p. 31, no. 21); weight 3.17 g [click for picture];

- from Auctiones auction 20 (lot 1524), November 1990; picture and data after Doyen's paper cited above (p. 32, no. 31); weight 2.91 g [click for picture];

- from Rauch auction 63 (lot 343), May 1999; picture and data after Doyen's paper cited above (p. 32, no. 35); weight 3.17 g [click for picture];

- from Aufhäuser auction 5 (lot 488), October 1988; picture and data after Doyen's paper cited above (p. 32, no. 29); weight 3.32 g [click for picture];

- from Numismatik Naumann auction 39 (lot 1038); weight 3.58 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2015 for EUR 46.07; weight 3.04 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from eBay, November 2010; weight 3.60 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Ancient Coins Canada; now in Laurent Diot's collection; weight 3.26 g; diameter 21-23 mm [click for picture];

- from VCoins (Incitatus Coins), sold for $133; weight 3.40 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from Coryssa database (ID 837142) [click for picture];

- from Beast Coins [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2007; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in June 2005 for $32.78 [lot of 2 coins] [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in July 2004 for $167.50 [click for picture];

- from Tantalus database (S/N 41628, posted by nhochrein) [click for picture];

- from eBay, May 2012: weight 3.34 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski