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Title Page

Introduction

About Roman Coins

Denominations

Coins of Other Ancient Cultures

Identifying Roman Coins

How To Use This Book

Mintmarks

Mint Map

Pricing And Grading

Bibliography

Reference Catalogs Cited

Coin Terms Used

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Rarity Tables

Index of Rulers

Photography Credits

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Imperial Catalog:

AUGUSTUS
LIVA
AGRIPPA
NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS
GERMANICUS
AGRIPPINA I
TIBERIUS
DRUSUS
ANTONIA
CALIGULA
CLAUDIUS I
BRITANNICUS
AGRIPPINA II
NERO
GALBA
CLODIUS MACER
OTHO
VITELLIUS
VESPASIAN
DOMITILLA
TITUS
DOMITIAN
DOMITIA
JULIA TITI
NERVA
TRAJAN
PLOTINA
MARCIANA
MATIDIA
HADRIAN
SABINA
AELIUS
ANTONINUS PIUS
FAUSTINA I
MARCUS AURELIUS
FAUSTINA II
LUCIUS VERUS
LUCILLA
COMMODUS
CRISPINA
PERTINAX
DIDIUS JULIANUS
MANLIA SCANTILLA
DIDIA CLARA
PESCENNIUS NIGER
CLODIUS ALBINUS
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
JULIA DOMNA
CARACALLA
PLAUTILLA
GETA
MACRINUS
DIADUMENIAN
ELAGABALUS
JULIA MAESA
JULIA SOAEMIAS
JULIA PAULA
AQUILIA SEVERA
ANNIA FAUSTINA
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
JULIA MAMAEA
ORBIANA
MAXIMINUS I
PAULINA
MAXIMUS
GORDIAN I
GORDIAN II
BALBINUS
PUPIENUS
GORDIAN III
TRANQUILLINA
PHILIP I
OTACILIA SEVERA
PHILIP II
PACATIAN
JOTAPIAN
TRAJAN DECIUS
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
HOSTILIAN
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
VOLUSIAN
AEMILIAN
CORNELIA SUPERA
SILBANNACUS
URANIUS ANTONINUS
VALERIAN I
MARINIANA
VALERIAN II
GALLIENUS
SALONINA
SALONINUS
REGALIANUS
DRYANTILLA
POSTUMUS
LAELIANUS
MARIUS
VICTORINUS
DOMITIAN II
TETRICUS I
TETRICUS II
QUIETUS
MACRIANUS
CLAUDIUS II
QUINTILLUS
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ZENOBIA
VABALATHUS
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SATURNINUS
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CARINUS
MAGNIA URBICA
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CONSTANTIUS I
THEODORA
GALERIUS
GALERIA VALERIA
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MAXENTIUS
ROMULUS
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LICINIUS I
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LICINIUS II
CRISPUS
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VETRANO
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THEODOSIUS I
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CONSTANS II
MAXIMINUS
PRISCUS ATTALUS
JOVINUS
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CONSTANTIUS III
GALLA PLACIDIA
JOHANNES
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HONORIA
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ANTHEMIUS
EUPHEMIA
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GLYCERIUS
JULIUS NEPOS
ROMULUS AUGUSTUS
ARCADIUS
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PULCHERIA
THEODOSIUS II
EUDOCIA
MARCIAN
LEO I
VERINA
LEO II
ZENO
ARIADNE
BASILISCUS
ZENONIS
LEONTIUS I
ANASTASIUS I
ANONYMOUS COINAGE

ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Licinius II

Caesar 312-324


Unfortunate young son of Licinius who was sold into slavery and thereafter lost to history upon Constantine's final defeat over Licinius and his court.

Both Licinius senior and junior make up a fair portion of the extant coins of the early fourth century. Of the two, however, the elder is much better represented than the younger among the bronzes and somewhat more evenly so in the hard to find silver and gold issues.

But the bronzes for Licinius II are never difficult to locate nor to afford. Being rather thin and small many survive in rather shabby condition but many, thankfully, have weathered pretty well and gem, fully silvered coins are found with some regularity as well.

Even the top end coin need not cost more than $100 assuming one of the common types. Late Roman Bronze enthusiasts will hold out for fiendishly rare reverse types which are costly even when in poor shape.

Busts:

1) Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust facing
2) Helmeted, cuirassed bust left holding spear over shoulder and shield
3) Laureate bust left, wearing consular robes, holding scepter with eagle atop
4) Laureate bust right, wearing consular robes, holding globe and scepter with eagle atop
5) Laureate busts of Licinius II and Constantine II facing each other, together holding Fortuna
6) Laureate head right
7) Laureate, cuirassed bust right
8) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
9) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
10) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right holding spear and Victory on globe
11) Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe
12) Laureate, draped bust right, holding scepter on globe and mappa
13) Laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory on globe and mappa
14) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Obverses:

1) DD NN LICINIVS ET CONSTANTINVS NOB CAESS
2) DN FL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
3) DN LICINIVS NOB CAES
4) DN VAL CONST LICINIVS NOB C
5) DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
6) FLA LICINIVS NOB CAES
7) LICINIAN LICINIVS IVN
8) LICINIVS IVN N C
9) LICINIVS IVN NOB C
10) LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES
11) LICINIVS IVN NOB CAESAR
12) LICINIVS NOB CAES
13) VA CO LICINIVS N CS
14) VA CO LICINIVS NOV CS
15) VAL CONSTANTINVS LICINIVS N CAES
16) VAL LICINIANVS LICINIVS IVNIOR
17) VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES

Reverses:

1) BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
2) CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
3) CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE
4) CONCORDIA AVGG NN
5) EXERC AVGVSTORVM
6) FELICIA
7) IOM ET FORT CONSER DD NN NOB CAESS
8) IOVI CONS DN NOB CAES
9) IOVI CONSERVATORI
10) IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG
11) IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES
12) IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS
13) PAX PERPETVA
14) PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS
15) PROVIDENTIA CAESS
16) ROMAE AETERNAE
17) SAECVLI FELICITAS
18) SARMATIA DEVICTA
19) VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP
20) VICTORIA AVGG NN
21) VICTORIA LAET P P
22) VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
23) VIRTVS AVGG
24) VIRTVS EXERCIT
25) VIRTVS MILITVM DD NN
26) No legend

Types:

1) Altar reading VOT / IS / XX with globe atop; three stars above
2) City gate with (3) turrets
3) City gate with (4) turrets
4) Concordia standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
5) Crossroads in shape of X; Sol at juncture, raising hand and holding globe
6) Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
7) Fortuna standing right on left, holding cornucopia, facing Jupiter to right, holding Victory on globe and scepter.
8) Jupiter advancing right, aiming thunderbolt
9) Jupiter seated facing on throne reading SIC V / SIC X, holding Victory on globe and scepter; eagle to left
10) Jupiter standing left, holding globe and scepter.
11) Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter
12) Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter.
13) Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter, seated captive to left.
14) Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter with eagle atop; eagle to left and seated captive to right.
15) Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe; eagle to left
16) Legend VOT / IS / V
17) Legend VOT / V
18) Licinius II standing left, holding globe, being crowned by Jupiter, holding thunderbolt.
19) Licinius II standing left, sacrificing, being crowned by soldier; citizen to left and soldier to right
20) Licinius II standing right, holding spear and globe
21) Licinius II standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield.
22) Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy
23) Pax standing, facing, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding branch and scepter.
24) Roma seated left, holding shield reading X / V
25) Roma seated right, holding shield reading X / V
26) Shield reading AVG on cippus.
27) Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe
28) Trophy; seated captive on either side
29) Vexillum reading VOT / X; seated captive on either side
30) Vexillum reading VOT / XX; seated captive on either side
31) Victories (2) standing, facing each other, holding shield reading VOT / PR on altar
32) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
33) Wreath, VOT / V within
34) Wreath, VOT / X within
35) Wreath, VOT / XV / FEL / XX within
36) Wreath, VOT / XV FEL / XX within
37) Wreath, VOT / XX within
38) Wreath, VOT V / MVLT X / CAESS
39) Wreath, VOT X / ET XV F within

Mints:

1) Alexandria
2) Antioch
3) Aquileia
4) Arelate
5) Cyzicus
6) Heraclea
7) Nicomedia
8) Roma
9) Siscia
10) Thessalonica
11) Ticinum
12) Treveri

AU Aureus Reference(s)

1) B01, O05, R11, T09, M07 Exe: SMN` RIC 42 (VII, Nicomedia)

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2) B02, O05, R09, T14, M02 Exe: X over IIΓ/SMANT` RIC 36 (VII, Antioch)
3) B02, O05, R09, T14, M06 Exe: X over IIΓ/SMH` RIC 54 (VII, Heraclea)
4) B02, O05, R09, T14, M07 Exe: X over IIΓ/SMN` RIC 49 (VII, Nicomedia)
5) B06, O09, R02, T33, M09 Exe: `SIS RIC 155 (VII, Siscia)
6) B06, O09, R02, T33, M09 Exe: `SIS* RIC 162 (VII, Siscia)
7) B06, O10, R02, T16, M09 Exe: `SIS RIC 143 (VII, Siscia)
8) B06, O10, R02, T17, M10 Exe: TS`VI RIC 107 (VII, Thessalonica)
9) B06, O10, R02, T33, M04 Exe: `A RIC 231 (VII, Arles)
10) B06, O11, R25, T22, M10 Exe: TS` RIC 22 (VII, Thessalonica)
11) B06, O12, R02, T33, M04 Exe: `A RIC 242 (VII, Arles)
12) B08, O10, R02, T17, M10 Exe: TS`VI RIC 93 (VII, Thessalonica)
13) B08, O10, R02, T33, M10 Exe: TS`VI RIC 114 (VII, Thessalonica)
14) B08, O10, R24, T28, M12 Exe: T/F/`TR RIC 287 (VII, Trier)
15) B08, O11, R02, T33, M10 Exe: TS`VI
16) B09, O05, R15, T12, M07 Exe: / over `/SMN RIC 34 (VII, Nicomedia)
17) B09, O09, R16, T25, M08 Exe: P/R/R` RIC 153 (VII, Rome)
18) B09, O09, R17, T26, M08 Exe: P/R/R` RIC 162 (VII, Rome)
19) B09, O09, R23, T03, M08 Exe: P/R/R` RIC 189 (VII, Rome)
20) B09, O10, R04, T06, M03 Exe: AQ` RIC 12 (VII, Aquileia)
21) B09, O10, R26, T38, M10 Exe: TS` RIC 41 (VII, Thessalonica)
22) B09, O11, R22, T31, M09 Exe: `SIS RIC 69 (VII, Siscia)
23) B09, O17, R09, T08, M04 Exe: R/S/`ARL RIC 128 (VII, Arles)
24) B09, O17, R09, T11, M04 Exe: `A RIC 167 (VII, Arles)
25) B10, O09, R19, T31, M09 Exe: `SIS* I on altar RIC 98 (VII, Siscia)
26) B11, O05, R10, T12, M05 Exe: =/`/SMK
27) B11, O05, R12, T12, M05 Exe: =/`/SMK RIC 11 (VII, Cyzicus)
28) B11, O05, R12, T13, M02 Exe: `/SMANT RIC 29 (VII, Antioch)
29) B11, O05, R15, T02, M06 Exe: /SMH` RIC 31 (VII, Heraclea)
30) B11, O05, R15, T02, M06 Exe: MHT` RIC 19 (VII, Heraclea)
31) B11, O05, R15, T02, M06 Exe: SMH` RIC 41 (VII, Heraclea)
32) B11, O05, R15, T12, M07 Exe: / over `/SMN RIC 33 (VII, Nicomedia)
33) B12, O05, R15, T02, M06 Exe: SMH` RIC 49 (VII, Heraclea)
34) B13, O09, R24, T30, M10 Exe: */TS`
35) B13, O10, R24, T29, M09 Exe: S/F over /`SIS RIC 132 (VII, Siscia)
36) B13, O10, R24, T30, M03 Exe: S/F/AQ` RIC 55 (VII, Aquileia)
37) B14, O09, R24, T28, M12 Exe: `TR RIC 264 (VII, Trier)
38) B14, O09, R24, T30, M12 Exe: */`TR RIC 256 (VII, Trier)

Licinius II Busts

Licinius II Types