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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2741
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Licinius; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  6.77
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 356. 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, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked, wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring from patera in r. and holding cornucopia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C VHL LICIN LICINIVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO HV-CVSTI CMH[ligatured] (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: SMNE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 66B

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMNE in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Nikomedia. The ligatured mark at the end of the reverse legend is arguably a value mark: Hendy 'Studies' 1985, 463.

4 Related People

Licinius I
Roman
c.263
325
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Crete Hoard



Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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