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E-auction 326-241842 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:28:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré présentant un joli revers. Patine vert olive
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Licinius Ier à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI// *|-// TT.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié à demi nu, debout de face regardant à gauche, le manteau flottant sur l’épaule gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil Invincible).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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