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RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 83], LICINIUS II, UNLISTED FOR RULER, BUST I1 l.

  

OBVERSE

LICINIVSIVNNOBC [LICINIVS IVN NOB C]; bust l., laur., cuir., Victory on globe in r. hand, pugio in l. hand.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive std. on either side. In left field chi-rho [probably with no religious meaning]. •TS•A• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Licinius I and Constantine II (p. 508). For bust type see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 89-90. Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 83.

See also:
THESSALONICA [before 83], LICINIUS II, UNLISTED FOR RULER, BUST B4 l.

NOTES

Weight 3.01 g. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 109 (lot 866) in May 2002 for EUR 210.

Other specimens:

- from Jeff Clark's collection; weight 3.2 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in November 2008 for $114.50; weight 2.85 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- from Late Roman Bronze Coin Forum; posted by livingwater (ex Ancient Imports); weight 3.0 g; diameter 18.96 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in June 2017 for EUR 15.50; weight 2.73 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski