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ID number:  BIRBI-R2872
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  314-315
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  5.40
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1033. Ex R. G. Peckitt Collection, 1928.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; eagle holding wreath in beak at feet, to l., and N Γ in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P P AVC (Imperator Caesar Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CON-SERVATORI (To Jupiter, the Defender) In Exergue: ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VII 7

Notes:  According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue of the reverse and N Γ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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