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E-auction 347-261093 - LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 38 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:26:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,97 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste consulaire de Licinius Ier. Joli revers. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICI-NIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré consulaire de Licinius Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant la mappa de la main droite et un globe de la gauche, un sceptre sur l’épaule (H*24).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Licinius Augustus", (L'empereur Licinius auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG/ -|(LAMBDA)// SMHB.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de trois tourelles.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Augustorum”, (À la Providence des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec son argenture superficielle. Buste consulaire richement ornementé. Rubans de type 3. Au revers, six rangs verticaux de pierres.

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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