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brm_607067 - LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus MS
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Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Portrait magnifique, de haut relief. Revers fantastique. Patine gris foncé métallique
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LI-CINIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Licinius Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (C*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Licinius Augustus”, (L’empereur Licinius auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCIT// VOT/XX/ S|F/ (HL)// BSIS(CROISSANT ÉTOILÉ).
Reverse description : Étendard avec deux captifs assis dos à dos.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Exerciti/ Vota/ Vicennalibus”, (La Virilité de l’armée/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Historical background


I LICINIUS

(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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