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brm_490078 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 130.50£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315-316
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Patine gris foncé. Joli revers
Catalogue references :
C.- - RIC.- - RCV.-
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°995 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICINIVS 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 Augustus”, (L'empereur Licinius auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ A|S// PTR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche tourelé, vêtu de l’himation, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Cet exemplaire n’est pas répertorié dans les ouvrages de référence et semble donc inédit.

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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