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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 616

Licinius I. AD 308-324. AV Aureus (20mm, 5.24 g, 12h). Quinquennalia issue. Antioch mint. Struck late AD 313.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 616.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Licinius I. AD 308-324. AV Aureus (20mm, 5.24 g, 12h). Quinquennalia issue. Antioch mint. Struck late AD 313. LICIN IVS P F AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSER VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and grounded scepter in left; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak; Q / II//SM A Σ (retrograde). RIC –; Depeyrot –; Calicó –. Light scratches, slightly wavy flan. Good VF. Apparently unpublished and hitherto unrecorded.

Ex Provence Collection.

This aureus variety is unrecorded for Licinius from Antioch. The Q/II in the right field dates it securely to the year of his quinquennalia (fifth anniversary of rule), AD 312-313, following the death of Maximinus Daza, who controlled the Antioch mint until the autumn of that year. The portrait is clearly carried over from that of Maximinus with no modification. The mark of value in the exergue (retrograde Σ = 60, indicating struck at 60 to the Roman pound) was also employed for the last time at Antioch in 313.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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