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brm_492988 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus VF/VF
10.00 €(Approx. 11.10$ | 8.60£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie fortement concrétionnée au droit. Génie bien visible au revers. Flan légèrement décentré au revers mais la monnaie reste parfaitement lisible. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°994 du trésor de Chitry

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/ A|S// PTR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche tourelé, vêtu de l’himation, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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