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ID number:  BIRBI-R2868
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Licinius I; Licinius II; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  317-320
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4431.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius II, wearing laurel wreath, 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.; captive at feet, to l., and H in field, to r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C (Our Lord Valerius Licinianus Licinius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI CΛESS (To Jupiter, the Defender of the Caesars) In Exergue: ᴖᴗANT

Bibliography:  RIC VII 29

Notes:  According to RIC, the [SM]ANT in the exergue of the reverse and H in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Antioch.

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