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E-auction 342-256666 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus MS
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:20:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 311-312
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,42 g.
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire au buste de toute beauté avec la barbe particulièrement nette. Patine marron aux reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Licinius Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ -|* // PLN.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, nu, coiffé du modius, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges.

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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