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E-auction 346-260299 - brm_550296 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus AU/XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 02 December 2019 14:03:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 14e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Très beau buste de Licinius Ier. Frappe molle au revers. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Licinius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*) .
Obverse translation : "Imperator Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Licinianus Licinius pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse translation : "Iovi Conservatori Augustorum", (À Jupiter le protecteur des augustes).


Rubans de type 2 aux extrméités bouletées. Cuirasse décorée et cloutée. Épaulière ornée d’une palme. Ptéryges fines.

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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