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ID number:  BIRBI-R2852
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Licinius II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  318-319
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.49
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 166. W. H. Valentine, 1917.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius II, wearing laurel wreath, draped and cuirassed, facing l. Reverse: Inscription in three lines, encircled by laurel wreath, with mintmark included.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: LICIMIV6 IVN HOB CRTS (Licinius the Younger, Noble Caesar). Reverse: VOT.V.MULT.X.CHESS (Prayers for Five Years of Rule [as Caesar], More for his [Hoped for] Tenth Anniversary). In Exergue: TS.E.

Bibliography:  RIC VII 42

Notes:  According to RIC, the TS.E. in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Thessalonica. No exergual line.

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