7-603

RIC VII, ARLES [before 208], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED ISSUE [m.m. PAR]

  

OBVERSE

IMPLICIN-IVSPFAVG [IMP LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

LICINIAVG [LICINI AVG]; in three lines VO/TIS/XX. SAR in field.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC does not list issue with mintmark pattern PAR. However, Bruun mentions in footnotes few coins with irregular m.m. QAR, •SAR•, PAR (cf. p. 261, 263). Probably most coins with m.m. PAR should be regarded as ancient imitations. But some of them may belong to the official unlisted issue.

The specimen in question seems to be an official mint product. Listed in Ferrando (p. 159, no. 687). Should be listed after issue erroneously attributed as THESSALONICA 84-87 (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 508) and before ARLES 208.

See also:
ARLES [before 208], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA T
ARLES [before 208], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE, OFFICINA Q

NOTES

Weight 2.77 g; diameter 16.6 mm. Coin sold on eBay in June 2008 for $43.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski