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E-auction 353-266696 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:28:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 313-314
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Beau buste de Licinius Ier. Revers de style fin. Belle patine verte
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 : SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI/ S|F// MLN.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié à demi nu, debout de face regardant à gauche, le manteau flottant sur l’épaule gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil Invincible).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse lisse et épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines. Émission rare. C’est la première fois que nous présentons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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