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E-auction 326-241813 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 35 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:14:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Licinius Ier. Revers légèrement stylisé. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Licinius Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L'empereur césar Valerius Licinianus Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CON-SERVATORI AVGG/ -|A// SMHT.
Reverse description : Jupiter nicéphore nu, debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; un aigle dans le champ à gauche, tournant la tête à droite.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augustorum”, (À Jupiter protecteur des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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