RPC I, 5404


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5404
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Lucius Licinius (aedile) ; Marcus Laecanius (aedile)
Issue No portrait (Latin legends)
Obverse inscription
Obverse design head of Hercules, right
Reverse inscription M LAE L LICI AED
Reverse design inscription in wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 13 mm
Axis 1, 12
Reference Mi. Supp. 5, 393, no. 692
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Mionnet read the name of the second aedilis as BLICVS, but the reading L.LIC(inius) seems more likely. No ethnic is visible on the coin, but the style, the size of the coin, the fact that it is signed by aediles and the probable provenance from Asia Minor (as it was acquired by Cousinéry) might point towards Parium in the Triumviral period. -- the reverse legend is now clear on coin 2: M LAE L LICI AED
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 914 Cousinéry 1821
2 2     ✸ Agora Auctions Numismatic 67, 20 June 2017, lot 186
3 3     N&N London EA 45, 16–17 Mar. 2024, lot 592