7-1605

RIC VII, TICINUM 70, LICINIUS I, ENGRAVER'S ERROR OR UNLISTED ISSUE

  

OBVERSE

IMPLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP LICINIVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

IOVICONS-E-RVATORI [IOVI CONSERVATORI]; Jupiter stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, leaning on sceptre, thunderbolt in r. hand. ST in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

ENGRAVER'S ERROR OR UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen similar to TICINUM 70 except for the lack of P in l. field. It could be an engraver's error or a result of blocked die. But it is also possible that this piece belongs to the previous issue. See footnote 62 on p. 370: "In addition Svoronos records an obv. IMP LICINIVS P F AVG (B1), diameter 20 mm. on the other hand this coin could be the first Licinian coin after Civil War I [...]".

NOTES

Weight 3.65 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold on eBay in February 2014 for $9.99 [Thanks to the collaboration of Mariusz Graczyk].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski