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ID number:  BIRBI-R2874
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Licinius I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  315
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.89
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 357. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - from a hoard found in Crete.

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 Δ [laurel wreath] in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI HVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperors) In Exergue: ΔLE

Bibliography:  RIC VII 10

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue of the reverse and N [A] [laurel wreath] (anticlockwise) in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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