7-840

RIC VII, ROME [after 193], LICINIUS II, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE

  

OBVERSE

LICINIVSIVNNOBC [LICINIVS IVN NOB C]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTV-SAVGG [VIRTVS AVGG]; camp gate with four turrets shown in 3-D perspective, gate closed; six stone layers. P in left field, R in right field. RP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE. Not listed for this issue or for any other Virtus Augg series. However, note that campgates in 3-D view are found on few coins from the Constantinian era. See examples of RIC VI ROMA 8a, RIC VI ROMA 8b [BM no. 1924,0103.19); 5.68 g], RIC VI ROMA 6b [RIC VI, plate 6] and RIC VII TRIER 1 [RIC VII, plate 3].

One may regard this specimen as an ancient imitation but Lars Ramskold claims that "it's an official issue, die matched with other coins. There is also a second specimen, different reverse die." Coin should be listed after ROME 193.

NOTES

From Ancients.info.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski