Aureus with bust of Licinius I

Imperial Period
A.D. 321–322

Mint: Nicomedia


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Licinius I facing, draped.
Reverse: Jupiter seated, facing, on a suggestus, holding Victory on right hand and long scepter in left; on suggestus at left, eagle holding a wreath.
IOVICONS LICINIAVG on front of suggestus: SICX / SICXX
In exergue: SMNE


By date unknown: M. Hyman Montagu Collection; 1896: Rollin & Feuardent auction of Montagu Collection: Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 Rue Drouot, Paris, France, April 20ff.,1896, lot 787; by 1907: with J. Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (J. Hirsch auction 18, May 27ff., 1907, lot 1647); by date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 1471); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 206); by 1960: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; January 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons for £425.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour