7-719

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 20], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED MINTMARK

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

IOVICONS-LICINIAVG [IOVI CONS LICINI AVG]; Jupiter std. l. on throne to front 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. Wreath in right field. SMNΔ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED MINTMARK. Rev. similar to NICOMEDIA 20 except for m.m. with wreath in right field which is attested only for NICOMEDIA 19 with different type of rev. See also CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 601. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 20.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.23 g. Coin sold on Gorny & Mosch auction 180 (lot 438) in October 2009 for EUR 6,000.

Other specimens:

- from Numismatik Lanz auction 148 (lot 129), January 2010; weight 5.17 g [click for picture];

- sold on Chaponnière & Firmenich auction 8 (lot 68) in July 2017 for CHF 7,000; sold on Triton XXI (lot 850) in January 2018 for $8,000; sold on CNG auction 109 (lot 713) in September 2018 for $8,000; weight 5.48 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Chaponnière & Firmenich auction 8 (lot 69) in July 2017 for CHF 13,000; weight 5.18 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski