A.D.) - AE Nummus (Follis) - 21.87x21.39mm, 6.70gr
|Obverse - VAL LICINNIANVS LICINNIVS PF AVG
Licinius, his laureate head right.
|Reverse - GENIO AV-GVSTI CMH
Dot in left and S in right field, MKV in Exergue.
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left
shoulder, right holding patera (from which liquor flows), and left
|The image below was photographed by Beast Coins. The image above is my own scan.|
|Minted at officina S in Cyzicus
(Balkiz, Turkey) in
Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Vol. 6 (RIC), Cyzicus, p593, nr 95, unlisted variety - 1st known with dot/S for Licinius?
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 192LI
Sear, D.R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV 4th Revised Edition), p320, nr. 3793, variety from Cyzicus mint
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p286, nr 10, variety with Ol/9.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC II), p904, nr.652 var (B08, O28, R15, T016, M05)
Coin featured on Lech Stępniewski's "NOT IN RIC" site at: http://www.notinric.hox.pl/6cyz-95_lic.html
Quality: Very Fine+