7-1778

RIC VII, SISCIA 21B, LICINIUS I, REVERSE VARIETY

   

OBVERSE

LICINIVS-AVGVSTVS [LICINIVS AVGVSTVS]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONSER-VATORIAVGG [IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys hanging behind, holding thunderbolt, leaning on sceptre; at feet, eagle. X in right field. SIS in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

REVERSE VARIETY. According to description in RIC ("Addenda and Corrigenda", p. 716), SISCIA 21B has the same rev. as SISCIA 21 (Art Coins Roma 8, lot 715, 5.20 g). However, on the rev. of this specimen Jupiter has chlamys hanging behind (instead of chlamys across l. shoulder) and eagle is holding nothing (instead of holding wreath). It could be a separate variety or inaccuracy in description in RIC.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.23 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Pecunem 26 (lot 777) in December 2014 for EUR 2,200 (see this specimen before restoration). Offered on Artemide Aste auction L (lot 432), November 2018.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski