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ID:     810341
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Licinius I
Date Ruled:     AD 308-324
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 313
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     4.5 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right
Reverse Legend:     HERCVLI_VICTORI
Reverse Description:     Hercules standing right,right hand behind back, leaning on on club covered by lion's skin.
Exergue:     SMNT
Mint Mark:     SMHT/ A in left field
Mint:     Heraclea
Primary Reference:     RIC unlisted
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=129419
Notes:     Very rare. Though struck at other mints such as Nicomedia and Antioch, this particular reverse type featuring the Farnese Hercules is unlisted for Heraclea. A similar specimen from Nicomedia brought €910 in Helios I (17-18 April 2008).