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Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Ex William Turner Collection. William Turner (1792 - 1867), British diplomat of the early 19th century, authored his interesting and opinionated Journal of a Tour in Levante (1820) describing his adventures in the area. This specimen was obtained by Turner in the course of his travels (1812 - 1817).
III:310-311 "..I did not think the view of Alexandria engaging, as a few trees on the coast compose the whole appearance of vegetation. To the left of the city as we entered, I remarked Pompey's Pillar, and one of Cleopatra's needles..The sands round Alexandria are every where most copiously strewed with broken pottery, probably dug out from the Roman houses, which are seen on all sides, half buried in the sands. The new wall is close to Cleopatra's needles, of which one is lying on the ground, and is that which our officers wished to carry to England.."
WT46669. Billon follis, William Turner Collection 398 (this coin), RIC VII Alexandria 28 (R1), SRCV IV 15226, Cohen VII 74, aVF, bent, Alexandria
mint, weight 2.771g, maximum diameter 20.8mm, die axis 330o
, 321 - 18 Sep 324 A.D.; obverse IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI (to Jupiter the protector), Jupiter standing left, Victory on globe presenting wreath in right hand, long eagle-topped scepter vertical behind in left, at feet captive right and eagle with wreath in beak left, X/IIΓ right, SMALB in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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