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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2878
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:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.29
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1036. EX R. G. Peckitt Collection, 1928.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing laurel wreath and beard, cuirassed, holding mappa in r. and globe and sceptre in l., facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding globe in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; ᴗ B in field, to r. and l. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP LICI-NIVS AVC (Imperator Licinius Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperors) In Exergue: SMAL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 23

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMAL in the exergue of the reverse and ᴗ B in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Licinius I
Roman
c.263
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