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RIC VII, THESSALONICA [after 63], LICINIUS II, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [K3 l.]

  

OBVERSE

LICINIVSIVNNOBCAES [LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES]; bust l., laur., wearing trabea, eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand [K3 l.].

REVERSE

VICTORIA-CAESSNN [VICTORIA CAESS NN]; Victory advancing l., holding wreath, palm branch. •TS•Α• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - K3 l. Not attested for obv. legend 6a (p. 506). Note that consular bust confirms date of this issue, because Licinius II held his first consulship in year 319. Coin should be listed after THESSALONICA 63.

NOTES

Weight 2.63 g; diameter 17.5 mm. Coin sold on eBay in November 2008 for $124.50; sold on CGB Monnaies 38 (lot 1170) in April 2009 for EUR 225.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay; weight 3.04 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].

- from Bikić-Do Hoard (p. 89 and Plate XIX, no. 137-138) [click for picture];

- from NVMMVS BIBLE II (NBD no. 20628); weight 2.70 g; diameter 18 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski