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E-auction 326-241840 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:27:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré des deux côtés. Usure importante mais régulière. Le revers est agréable. 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 CONS-ERVATORI/ -|(DELTA)// SMK.
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”, (À Jupiter protecteur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ce type ne peut pas avoir été frappé en 313-315 comme le prétend P. M. Bruun dans le RIC VII, mais doit appartenir aux émissions difficilement classées de 313 avec une préférence pour une taille au 1/84 L. et un grènetis de 22 mm qui correspond mieux à cette période.

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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