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Licinius I, Arles Mint, Emperor Flying on Eagle reverse, Rare 3

Æ 3/ Silvered centenionalis; 18mm/3.3gm

Con/ Choice Very Fine* (see Sellers Note below)

Obv/ IMP LICINIVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev/ IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG = (to Jove the protector of the Emperor), Licinius borne aloft by eagle right, wings spread horizontally, emperor holds a thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left

Ref/ RIC Vol VII, 196 (Arles)

Sellers Note/ This is one swell and special coin, kids, trust me. Do not be deceived by the photo, okay? All that dark golden stuff seen on both sides is not dirt, but rather thick silvering that has oxidized to a golden hue. In hand, both sides have a glossy and mirror-like patina.

The reverse of this issue was only struck under the auspices on Licinius I and is certainly the most awesome reverse found on LRBC coins. Only three example on Vcoins!

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