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E-auction 151-89594 - brm_285492 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 18 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:28:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 316-317
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Licinius Ier. Revers de style fin. Patine gris foncé
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// ATR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) 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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Les lettres T|F pourraient être les intiales de “Temporum Felicitas” (les Temps heureux). C’est l’une des dernières utilisations tardives du type GENIO POP ROM qui disparaît ensuite définitivement du monnayage.

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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