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ID number:  BIRBI-R2860
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Licinius II; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.15
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3676. A. H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius II, wearing laurel wreath, 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.; branch on ground, to l., and Δ • in field, to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N VHL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C (Our Lord Valerius Licinianus Licinius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIHE CHESS (To the Foresight of the Caesars). In Exergue: SHN

Bibliography:  RIC VII 34

Notes:  According to RIC, the S[M]N in the exergue of the reverse and Δ • in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Nikomedia.

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