7-897

RIC VII, SISCIA 110, LICINIUS I, MINTMARK VARIETY, OFFICINA Є [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

IIIPI-CINIVSAVG [IIIP (sic!) ICINIVS (sic!) AVG]; bust r., helmeted, cuir.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-ETERCIT [VIRTVS ETERCIT (sic!)]; standard inscribed VOT/X; captive std. on ground on either side. S in left field, F in right field. •ЄSIS* • in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

MINTMARK VARIETY. Specimen similar to SISCIA 110 except for dots in m.m. Note, however, crude style and lettering. Additionally, there are errors in legends and reverse is appropriate for Caesars (VOT/X on standard instead of VOT/XX). Note also style similarity with SISCIA 119 (unique example with two dots in m.m., cf. picture 119 on plate 13). Probably an ancient imitation.

See also:
SISCIA 110, LICINIUS I, MINTMARK VARIETY [IRREGULAR COIN], OFFICINA A
SISCIA 110, LICINIUS I, MINTMARK VARIETY [IRREGULAR COIN], OFFICINA B
SISCIA 110, LICINIUS I, MINTMARK VARIETY [IRREGULAR COIN], OFFICINA Є [VOT XX]

NOTES

Weight 2.84 g; diameter 18 mm. Coin sold on eBay in March 2019 for EUR 17.

Other specimens:

- sold on CGB Monnaies 11 (lot 435) in 2002 for EUR 91.47; weight 3.07 g; diameter 18.5 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in October 2012 for $65 [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski