7-2335

RIC VII, SISCIA [before 40], LICINIUS II, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND

  

OBVERSE

LICINIVSIVNNOBCAESAR [LICINIVS IVN NOB CAESAR]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PRINCIPIA-IVVENTVTIS [PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS]; prince helmeted, in military dress, stg. r., holding reversed spear, hand on shield resting on ground, cloak spread. ЄSIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. Not attested for this issue (but cf. SISCIA 69 and THESSALONICA 22). RIC lists shorter obv. legend with ...CAES instead of ...CAESAR. Voetter (p. 293, no. 2) also gives short obv. legend with ...CAES (cf. also Numismatische Zeitschrift 1920, p. 109 and drawing on plate 7). Note, however, that it could be an error and only variant with ...CAESAR exists. Coin should be listed before SISCIA 40.

NOTES

Weight 3.20 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on eBay in May 2017 for EUR 267.

Other specimens:

- sold on Münzen & Medaillen auction 45 (lot 1024) in June 2017 for EUR 75; weight 3.45 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski