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E-auction 357-270263 - LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 17 February 2020 14:24:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Beau buste militaire de Licinius Ier. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP L-ICINIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Licinius Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (C*5).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Licinius Augustus, (L'empereur Licinius auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCIT/ S|F// .TS.A..
Reverse description : Labarum inscrit VOT/XX en deux lignes entre deux captifs assis dos à dos.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Exercitus", (La Vertu de l'Armée).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec son argenture superficielle.

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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