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ID number:  BIRBI-R2739
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Licinius; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  7.19
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 351. Presented by Earle Fox Bequest, 1921 - From a hoard found in Crete.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.; * Γ in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VHL.LICINIVS P F HVG (Valerius Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO H-VGSTI (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: •SM•TS•

Bibliography:  RIC VI 30B

Notes:  According to RIC, the •SM•TS• in the exergue of the reverse and * Γ in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Thessalonica.

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