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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2880
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Licinius II; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.21
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1381. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
BIRBI-R2880.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius II, wearing laurel wreath, draped, 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 A in field, to r. and l. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N VHL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C (Our Lord Valerius Licinianus Licinius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: IOVI ꓷONSER-VATORI CAESS (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Caesars). In Exergue: SMAL

Bibliography:  RIC VII 25

Notes:  Reverse die flaw by mintmark. According to RIC, the SMAL in the exergue of the reverse and ᴗ A in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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Roman
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