7-052

RIC VII, ANTIOCH [before 7], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Z

  

OBVERSE

IMPCLICLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP C LIC LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSER-VATORIAVGG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys spread behind, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in r. hand; eagle with wreath to l. on ground. Z in right field. ANT in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. Specimen similar to ANTIOCH 13 except for different rev. type: Jupiter's chlamys is spread behind instead of hanging from l. shoulder.

Note that Iupiter conservator with chlamys spread behind appears usually on coins of Maximinus Daza. "A further characteristic of this particular type was that the god had his mantle displayed behind his back" (Patrick Bruun, "The Iupiter Conservator of the Emperor Maximinus", [in:] Florilegium Numismaticum. Studia honorem U. Westermark edita, Stockholm 1992, p. 81).

Bearing this in mind, we may assume that the coin in question was minted shortly after Licinius took control over Antioch (early autumn of 313). Coin should be listed before ANTIOCH 7.

See also:
ANTIOCH [before 7], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Z
ANTIOCH [before 7], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Δ
ANTIOCH [before 7], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA ΔЄ

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in October 2005 for EUR 17.72. Now in Ben Bridgwater's collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski