7-919

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

  

OBVERSE

IIIPLI-CINIVSAVG [IIIP (sic!) LICINIVS 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. •B SIS*• 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 Є [VOT X]
SISCIA 110, LICINIUS I, MINTMARK VARIETY [IRREGULAR COIN], OFFICINA Є [VOT XX]

NOTES

Weight 3.30 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on CGB Monnaies 21 (lot 3548) in June 2004 for EUR 200.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski