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As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Licinius

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

308-310

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays a laureate head of Emperor Licinius, facing right. On the back (reverse), Genius stands, facing left, holding a patera (dish) in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left. She wears a modius (hat). Licinius I was emperor from 308-324.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Licinius

Origin

Alexandria

Date

Struck 308 CE–310 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS PF AVG Reverse: GENIO IMPERATORIS (In field: K BP) (In exergue: ALE)

Dimensions

Diam. 2.4 cm; 6.69 g

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1938.1224

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