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brm_628492 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Beau revers. Petit flan ovale bien centré
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 2466 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Licinius Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI/ R/X|F// RT.
Reverse description : Sol (Le Soleil) radié à demi nu, debout de face regardant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Soli Invicto Comiti", (Au Compagnon le Soleil invincible).

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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