313-15, Licinius I -
Licinius I, gold One-and-a-Half Solidus (9 Siliquæ) or Medallion (sometimes called a Festaureus), Trier, 313-15, LICINIVS PF AVG, plain-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev. VBIQVE VICTORES, Emperor standing between two captives, PTR in exergue, 5.32g/6h (RIC 5). Extremely rare. Provenance: Found in Wiltshire [NARC-A1A418]. Three coins of this type are recorded of this type in RIC, namely those in the British, Ashmolean and Hunterian Museums. This coin is struck from different dies to those employed to strike the other known examples. Medallions (large coins or multiples) like this were struck for the Emperor to distribute on special occasions. Images courtesy of DNW.