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RIC VII, SISCIA [after 18], LICINIUS I, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND

   

OBVERSE

LICINI-VSPFAVG [LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSE-RVATORIAVG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, holding Victory on globe, leaning on sceptre; at feet, eagle holding wreath. X in right field. SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND. Specimen similar to SISCIA 18 (Triton XVI, lot 1153, 5.21 g) except for longer rev. legend IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG instead of IOVI CONSERVATORI. This longer rev. legend is attested for SISCIA 19-21 with Jupiter holding thunderbolt instead of Victory on globe (p. 425). See SISCIA 19 (NAC 84, lot 1201, 5.12 g), SISCIA 20 (NAC 49, lot 456, 5.46 g) and SISCIA 21 (Art Coins Roma 8, lot 715, 5.20 g). Coin should be listed after SISCIA 18.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.30 g; diameter 19.50 mm. Coin sold on Gemini auction XIV (lot 623) in April 2018 for $14,000; sold on Heritage Auctions World Coins & Ancient Coins no. 3066 (lot 30128) in August 2018 for $16,800.

Other specimens:

- sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 31 (lot 141) in October 2005 for CHF 6,000; sold on Hess-Divo auction 309 (lot 223) in April 2008 for CHF 11,000; sold on Rauch auction 83 (lot 438) in November 2008 for EUR 8,500; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 52 (lot 599) in October 2009 for CHF 11,000; sold on Hess-Divo auction 317 (lot 914) in October 2010 for CHF 12,500; weight 5.25 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski