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ID number:  BIRBI-R2861
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.78
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 272. A. H. Baldwin, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing laurel wreath and beard, draped, holding mappa in r. and globe and sceptre in l., facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; [laurel wreath] Z in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IHP LICI-NIVS HVC (Imperator Licinius Augustus). Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVHTORI HVCC (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Emperors). In Exergue: SMK

Bibliography:  RIC VII 9

Notes:  According to RIC, the SMK in the exergue of the reverse and [laurel wreath] Z in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Kyzikos.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Licinius I
Roman
c.263
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