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E-auction 566-506986 - brm_889019 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 4 €
Maximum bid : 5 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:17:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré. Buste agréable malgré l’usure. Patine vert-gris
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CON-SERVATORI AVGG NN/ .TS..
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 legend : G..
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augustorum Nostrorum”, (À Jupiter protecteur de nos augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


LICINIUS I

(11/11/308-09/324)

Licinius I was proclaimed august directly following the conference of Carnuntum, on November 11, 308. In 313, after the rescript of Milan, he married Constantine's half-sister, Constantia. In 316 a first war took place between Licinius and Constantine. It ends with the death of Valens and the signing of a peace between the two augusts. On April 1, 317, three Caesars were created: Crispus, Constantine II and Licinius II. A second war broke out between Constantine and Licinius in 321. It ended with the decisive defeat of Chrysopolis in 324 and the deposition of Licinius, exiled to Thessalonica before being executed the following year..

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