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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2748
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 312-313
Metal:  Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 359. Presented by Earle Fox, 1921.
BIRBI-R2748.jpg

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 [laurel wreath] A in field, to top l., mid l., bottom r. and mid r. respectively.

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

Bibliography:  RIC VI 162A

Notes:  Traces of silvering on reverse. According to RIC, the ALE in the exergue of the reverse and * N [laurel wreath] A (anticlockwise) are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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