7-1740

RIC VII, ARLES [after 155], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE

  

OBVERSE

IMPLICINIVSPFA[VG] [IMP LICINIVS P F AVG]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

SOLIIN-VI-CTOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol advancing l., chlamys flying under l. arm, l. holding globe close to body, raising r. C in left field, S in right field. Worn exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. RIC lists for this issue only rev. with Sol stg. l. or r., holding up globe, no whip. However, Bruun in footnote 144 on p. 248 writes as follows: "Two coins in V. [Vienna], ordinary obv. 1 (B4) struck in off. T with Claritas imagery, but Sol rev. legend. The one SOLI INVICTO COMITI, 'Sol advancing l., holding globe turned outwards', the other 'Sol advancing l., holding globe turned inwards and whip'. Both known as Claritas types of R|S issues". Listed in Ferrando (p. 143, no. 553, with SARL in exergue). Coin should be listed after ARLES 155.

See also:
ARLES [after 155], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA T
ARLES [after 155], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE, OFFICINA Q
ARLES [after 155], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE
ARLES [after 155], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE

NOTES

Weight 2.53 g; diameter 20.50 mm. Coin sold on eBay in September 2014 for $13.50. Now in the Zenon M. Collection.

Other specimens:

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 51812); probably SARL in exergue [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski