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, here Jupiter has chlamys hanging behind (instead of chlamys across l. shoulder) and there is no wreath in eagle's beak. It could be a separate variety or inaccuracy in description in RIC.

NOTES

Aureus. Weight 5.21 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; sold on Via auction 1 (lot 88) in November 2021 for EUR 6,500.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski