FORVM Choice gVF Licinius I Siscia AE25 Follis Genio Augusti

Ancient Coins - FORVM Choice gVF Licinius I Siscia AE25 Follis Genio Augusti
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Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
 
RT86820. Billon follis (large), RIC VI Siscia 207b, SRCV IV 15149, Cohen VII 26, Hunter V 59 var. (1st officina), choice gVF, well centered, dark green patina, small encrustations, die break near crescent, 7.103g, 24.6mm, 180o, 6th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse GENIO AVGVSTI (to the guardian spirit of the Emperor), Genius standing left, kalathos on head, nude but for cloak over shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, crescent with horns up lower left, ς (sigma) right, SIS in exergue; ex Beast Coins
 
In Roman religion, every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins, we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Roman People, etc. The legend GENIO AVGVSTI dedicates this coin to the Genius of the emperors, the Augusti. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
Price SKU: RT86820
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