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E-auction 326-241838 - LICINIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus

LICINIUS II Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:26:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : billon
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré. Portrait particulier de Licinius II césar. Joli revers de style fin. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Licinius II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : "Dominus Noster Valerius Licinianus Licinius Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Notre seigneur Valerius Licinianus Licinius très noble césar).


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS/ (PALME)|./E// SMN.
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.
Reverse translation : "Providentiæ Cæsarum", (À la Providence des césars).


Poids léger. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


(1/04/317-09/324) Flavius Valerius Constantinus Licinianus Licinius

Caesar (317-324)

Licinius II, the son of Licinius I and Constantia, therefore nephew of Constantine I, was raised to césarat March 1 317 at the same time as his cousins ​​Crispus and Constantine II. After the defeat of his father in 324, he escaped with his life, but was stifled two years later.

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