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ID number:  BIRBI-R2743
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Licinius; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 309-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  5.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4193. Ex Sydenham Collection, A. H. Baldwin, October 1963.
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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. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VHL LICINHIHNVS LICINHIVS P P HVC (Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CCNIO H-V-CVSTI (The Genius of the Emperor). In Exergue: MKV

Bibliography:  RIC VI 54

Notes:  According to RIC, the MKV in the exergue of the reverse and the A * in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Kyzikos.

3 Related People

Licinius I
Roman
c.263
325
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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