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E-auction 327-243027 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 22 July 2019 14:10:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 317-320
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,87 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Beau buste consulaire de Licinius Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICI-NIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Licinius I à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un globe et un sceptre bouleté de la main gauche et la mappa de la main droite (B*17).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Licinius Augustus”, (L’empereur Licinius auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG/ (COURONNE)|S// SMK.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, lauré, la chlamyde sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une couronne.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Augustorum”, (À Jupiter conservateur des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Buste de Licinius richement vêtu.

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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