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ID number:  BIRBI-R2882
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Licinius I; Licinius II; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  321-324
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  2.71
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 118. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Licinius I, wearing helmet, cuirassed, holding spear in r. and shield in l., facing l. Reverse: Jupiter, naked but cloaked, standing facing l., holding Victory on globe in r. and leaning on eagle-topped sceptre with l.; eagle with wreath in beak at feet, to l., and captive at feet, to r.; IIΓ X in field to r.

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

Bibliography:  RIC VII 30

Notes:  According to RIC, the SM[A]LB in the exergue of the reverse and IIΓ X in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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