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brm_570845 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
60.00 €(Approx. 67.80$ | 51.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-309
Date: 308-310
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli portrait. Faiblesse sur la tête du Génie. Patine foncée
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 Valère Licinianus Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO AV-GVSTI CMH// SMNA.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, coiffé du modius, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l’auguste).

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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