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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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

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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