7-447

RIC VII, SISCIA 18, LICINIUS I, REVERSE VARIETY

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

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

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. According to description in RIC, eagle is "holding wreath", not sceptre. However, note that specimen shown on plate 12, no. 18 has eagle holding sceptre, but variety with eagle holding wreath also exists. See: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 425.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.41 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction 2 (lot 764) in October 2011 for GBP 10,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG auction 78 (lot 1859) in May 2008 for $12,000; weight 5.25 g [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction 102 (lot 1096) in May 2016 for $6,000; weight 5.30 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture];

- from Auctiones eAuction 34 (lot 125), February 2015; weight 5.15 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski