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brm_605159 - LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus

LICINIUS I Follis ou nummus XF/AU
195.00 €(Approx. 232.05$ | 173.55£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 315
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,75 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Métal légèrement taché. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 2081 du trésor de Chitry

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Licinius Ier, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Licinius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Licinius pieux heurux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ TF|*// PLG.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie) debout à gauche, coiffé du modius, le Génie porte l’himation, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Le Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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