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E-auction 566-507017 - brm_897222 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:28:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,03 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Licinius Ier à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur Licinius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ T|F// PTR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) nu jusqu’à la ceinture, debout à gauche tourelé, 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 Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

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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