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ID number:  BIRBI-R2747
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey; Crete Hoard
Maker:  Licinius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 312-313
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  5.80
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 360. 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., holding head of Serapis, wearing modius, in r. and cornucopia in l.; branch at feet, to l., * N A in field, to top l., mid l. and mid r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C LIC LICINNIVS P F AVC (Imperator Caesar Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CENIO ΛVCVSTI• (The Genius of the Emperor as Commander in Chief). In Exergue: ALE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 160A

Notes:  According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue of the reverse and * N A (anticlockwise) are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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