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E-auction 262-184734 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:25:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 321-324
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie à l’usure régulière présentant un beau Jupiter au revers. Patine vert foncé. Flan bien centré
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Licinius Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Valerius Licinianus Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI/ -|X/IIM// SMN.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu, debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre surmonté d’un aigle de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un aigle debout à gauche, tournant la tête à droite, tenant une couronne dans son bec et à droite, un captif assis à droite, tournant la tête à gauche, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter le protecteur).

Commentary


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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