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RIC VII, ROME 162, LICINIUS II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Q

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

SAECVLIF-ELICITAS [SAECVLI FELICITAS]; wreath with AVG on cippus, decorated with garland. P in left field, R in right field. R[officina uncertain] in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. Coin similar to ROME 162 except for wreath on cippus instead of shield (p. 315). See also footnote to ROME 158 on p. 315: "Two rev. varieties: (a) not shield but wreath on cippus, streaming wreath ties, garland on face of altar, and (b) cippus on square base, face decorated but no garland, shield on cippus".

See also:
ROME 158, CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA T
ROME 158, CONSTANTINE I, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Q
ROME 161, CRISPUS, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA S
ROME 162, LICINUS II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA T
ROME 163, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA P
ROME 163, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA T
ROME 163, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Q
ROME 164, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA T
ROME 164, CONSTANTINE II, REVERSE VARIETY, OFFICINA Q
ROME [after 164], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [L1 l.] AND REVERSE VARIETY

NOTES

Weight 2.18 g. Coin sold on CNG Mail Bid Sale 72 (lot 1769) in June 2006 for $350. Note that according to Lars Ramskold: "The officina letter is Q not preserved but die match two off Q coins. (Non-LR: obv. die match #109, #498)".

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 128 (lot 880) in May 2006 for EUR 400; according to Lars Ramskold, the current owner of the coin, the officina letter is Q (evidenced by die match); weight 2.78 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in May 2014 for $244.95; officina letter uncertain [click for picture];

- from FORVM ANCIENT COINS; posted by pierre_p77 [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 61788); officina letter uncertain; weight 3.90 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski