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E-auction 388-300769 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF/VF
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2020/09/21 14:20:30
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 314-315
Mint name / Town : Arles
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Licinius. Frappe molle au revers. Patine vert 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 Hheureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI/ S|F// [PARL].
Reverse description : Sol radié, nu, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, debout à droite la tête à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto Comiti”, (Au compagnon le Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. P. Ferrando a recensé 10 exemplaires dont sept en musées.

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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