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E-auction 352-265306 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 13 January 2020 14:35:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: e1r
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré à l’usure superficielle. Belle patine vert foncé
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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 legend : SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI//R/X|F// R*P.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, nu, debout de face regardant à gauche, le manteau 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).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.
Cette monnaie au nom de Licinius Ier a été frappée à Rome, atelier sous l'autorité de Constantin. Le revers représente Sol (le Soleil), dieu protecteur de Constantin avant sa conversion au christianisme. En 313, après le rescrit de Milan, Licinius épousa la demi-sœur de Constantin, Constantia, dans le but de lier "par alliance" les deux Augustes. Trois ans plus tard eut pourtant lieu une première guerre qui opposa les deux rivaux.

Historical background


(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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