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

  

OBVERSE

IIIPL-[ICINIV]SAVG [IIIP (sic!) LICINIVS AVG]; bust r., helmeted, cuir.

REVERSE

VIRT[VS]-[EXE]RCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX; 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 and errors in obv. legend. Note also style similarity with SISCIA 119 (unique example with two dots in m.m., also from officina Є; 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 X]

NOTES

Weight 2.40 g; diameter 15 mm. Coin sold on eBay in July 2010 for $33.82.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski