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E-auction 347-261102 - LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus MS/AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:31:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: fin 321 - début 322
Date: 321
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,26 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure superficielle. Patine marron avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : D N LICINI AVGVSTI/ VOT/ XX/ -|-/SA.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Domini Nostri Licini Augusti/ Votis / vicennalibus”, (À notre seigneur Licinius auguste/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Au revers l’étoile du symbole lunisolaire est pratiquement invisible. C’est la pénultième émission de Licinius Ier frappée pour l’atelier d’Arles et la plus courante. La deuxième officine est réservée à Licinius Ier. Philippe Ferrando a recensé 89 exemplaires pour ce type.

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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