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ID number:  BIRBI-R2742
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 309-311
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  6.39
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2951. Ex Duke of Argyll Collection, Spink, 1953.
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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.; A in field, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VHL LICINNIHNVS LICINNIVS D F HVG (Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: GENIO H-VCVSTI (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: MKV

Bibliography:  RIC VI 54 or 66

Notes:  According to RIC, the MKV in the exergue of the reverse and the A in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Kyzikos. As opposed to the types in RIC, this coin does not have a mintmark in the r. of the field.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
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