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E-auction 265-186919 - brm_449965 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:18:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 318
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,79 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Licinius Ier. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICI-NIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, consulaire de Licinius Ier à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant la mappa de la main droite et un globe de la gauche (H*5).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Licinius Augustus”, (L’empereur Licinius auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG/ -|S// SMN.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, lauré, la chlamyde sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une palme.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori”, (À Jupiter protecteur).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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