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E-auction 353-266671 - LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 65 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:15:30
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 319
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique tête de Licinius Ier. Revers de haut relief. Très jolie patine marron foncé. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP LICI-NIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Licinius Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Licinius Augustus", (L'empereur Licinius auguste).


Reverse description : Deux victoires debout face à face tenant un bouclier posé sur un cippe.
Reverse translation : "Victoriæ Lætæ Principium Perpetuæ/ Vota Populi Romani", (À la victoire heureuse et durable du prince/ Vœux du Peuple Romain).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. Type inhabituel pour Licinius Ier.

Historical background


(11/08/308-09/324) Valerius Licinianus Licinius

Licinius I was proclaimed august directly following the conference Carnuntum 11 November 308. In 313, after the edict of Milan, he married the half-sister of Constantine, Constantia. 316 took place the first war between Constantine and Licinius, which ended with the death of Valens and the signing of a peace between the two august. April 1 317 were created three Caesars: Crispus, Constantine II and Licinius II. A second war broke out between Constantine and Licinius in 321, which ended in the decisive defeat of Chrysopolis 324 and the deposition of Licinius who was exiled in Thessaloniki before being executed the following year.

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