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E-auction 347-261108 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 09 December 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 309-310
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,31 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Licinius Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête de Licinius laurée à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Valère Licinianus Licinius pieux heureux auguste.

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO IMP-E- RATORIS/ -|-// .HT.
Reverse description : Genius (Le Génie) coiffé du modius, debout à gauche, à demi nu, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse legend : G..
Reverse translation : “Genio Imperatoris”, (Au Génie de l'empereur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrtémités 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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