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RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [before 18], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

LICINIVS-AVGVSTVS [LICINIVS AVGVSTVS]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-ERVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l. on platform, chlamys across l. shoulder, holding Victory on globe, leaning on sceptre; at feet, eagle with wreath; SIC X/SIC XX on face of platform. SMNΔ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND. Specimen similar to NICOMEDIA 18 except for reverse legend: IOVI CONSERVATORI instead of IOVI CONS LICINI AVG. Coin belongs to the issue struck for the decennalia of Licinius I. Should be listed before NICOMEDIA 18. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 601.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.28 g. Coin sold on Gemini III (lot 458) in January 2007 for $11,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 62 (lot 2092) in October 2011 for CHF 15,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski