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E-auction 388-300753 - LICINIUS I Follis

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Type : Follis
Date: 312
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,12 g.
Officine: 5ème
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Licinius Ier. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques
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Obverse legend : IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête de Licinius laurée à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Valerius Licinianus Licinius Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Valère Licinianus Licinius pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSE-RVATORI/ (COURONNE)|A)// SM.TS..
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi COnservatori”, (À Jupiter le Protecteur).


Poids lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle.Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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