7-687

RIC VII, ARLES [after 197], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [J3 l.] AND MINTMARK [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

IMPLICI-NIVSAVG [IMP LICINIVS AVG]; bust l., laur., dr. cuir., mappa in raised r. hand, spear across l. shoulder [J3 l.].

REVERSE

IOVICONSERVATORIAVGG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG]; Emperor borne by eagle stg. r., r. wing pointing horizontally, l. wing pointing downward, looking back; Emperor holds sceptre in l. hand and thunderbolt in r. TAR (sic!) in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE [J3 l.] AND MINTMARK. Mintmark may be regarded as an engraver's error: TAR instead of expected TARL. But note also error in rev. legend: "AVGG" (double "G") instead of "AVG" (single "G"). Unlisted bust type is similar to J3 except for spear instead of sceptre. Crude style suggests that it is an imitative coin.

NOTES

From the Rick Morton Collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski