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ID number:  BIRBI-R2858
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Heraclea
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Marmara Ereğlisi
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  321-324
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.67
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3516. Presented by G. Fallani, 58A Via del Babuino, Rome, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing radiate crown and beard, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; eagle holding wreath in beak at feet, to l., and captive at feet, to r.; IIΓ X in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C VHL LICIN LICINIVS P F AYG (Imperator Caesar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI (To Jupiter, the Defender). In Exergue: SMHA

Bibliography:  RIC VII 52

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMHA in the exergue of the reverse and IIΓ X in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Heraclea.

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