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RIC VI, CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b], OFFICINA Є

  

OBVERSE

IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG [IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG] [1b]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

GENIOAV-G-VSTI [GENIO AVGVSTI]; Genius stg. l., modius on head, naked but for chlamys over l. shoulder, r. holding patera (from which liquor flows), l. cornucopiae; altar to l. Є in right field. SMK in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND - 1b. RIC lists for this type only earlier legend VAL LICINNIANVS LICINNIVS P F AVG [1a] (p. 593).

Note that it is not a simple misprint in RIC (1a instead of 1b), because specimens with obv. legend 1a also exist. However, they are significantly rarer. See examples of CYZICUS 100, officina B (officina not attested in RIC; eBay), CYZICUS 100, officina Δ (3.46 g; 20.5-21.5 mm; J.G. Kiss collection), CYZICUS 100, officina Є (Barry Murphy's collection), CYZICUS 100, officina ς (4.10 g; 21.5 mm; ANS 1944.100.5844) and CYZICUS 100, officina H (4.66 g; 21 mm; Savoca Numismatik).

Coin should be listed after CYZICUS 100.

See also:
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA A
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA B
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Γ
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Δ
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA ς
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA H
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA Θ
CYZICUS [after 100], LICINIUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND, OFFICINA I

NOTES

Weight 4.23 g; diameter 21 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics E-sale 89 (lot 1357) in November 2021 for GBP 30; sold on Roma Numismatics E-sale 100 (lot 1436) in July 2022 for GBP 40.

Other specimens:

- sold on Künker auction 226 (lot 982) in March 2013 for EUR 110; now in the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 5.41 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture];

- from Tomasz Speier's collection; weight 5.69 g; diameter 21.3-21.9 mm [click for picture];

- from Biga Numismatics Online Auction 10 (lot 523), July 2022; weight 4.50 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Savoca Numismatik 111th blue auction (lot 1937) in August 2021 for EUR 10; weight 4.20 g; diameter 22 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski