Aureus

Licinius I
Roman Imperial
Nicomedia
Asia Minor
Roman Empire
Middle East

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317-318

Gold

Diameter: 7/8 in. (22.5 mm)

Weight: 5.23 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29483

Geography

Place Made: Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, West Asia, Asia

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

On view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Laureate head of Licinius right; LICINIVS AUGVSTVS, left up, right down, inwardly Reverse: Half-draped Jupiter seated on throne, left, eagle with wreath in front of feet, Victory with wreath in extended hand on globe in Jupiter's extended right hand, vertical staff in crook of his left arm; IOVI CONS LICINI AVG, left up, right down, inwardly; SIC X above SIC XX on podium below throne; SMN in exergue

Exhibition History

Gold: Materiality, Morality, and Metaphor, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 14, 2024.

Representing Myth: The Classical Tradition in Western Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-August 17, 1995.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

RIC, Vol. VII: p. 602, no. 20, pl. 20/20; Terrace 1958: p. 35, no. 39

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