LICINIUS I
AD 308-324

AE Follis. 3.73g, 20mm
MINTED: Cyzicus mint, AD 317-320
REF: RIC VII Cyzicus 9 (scarce)
OBVERSE: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust left holding mappa, orb and sceptre.
REVERSE: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe and sceptre; wreath in left field, Z in right field, SMK in exergue.

Grade/Notes:

Very Fine.

 

Historical Notes:
Licinius was the son of a peasant family who, through his friendship with future emperor Galerius, was eventually appointed as Augustus in the West. In the final civil war that followed the collapse of the Tetrarchy (the period when the Roman Empire was ruled by four emperors), Licinius lost the struggle for supremacy against his great rival, Constantine the Great, and was put to death after a rule of 16 years.  Contemporary writers, eager to please the new sole Augustus of the empire, blackened the name and legacy of Licinius, painting him as a murderous, lustful, and envious pagan tyrant.

LICINIUS I . AD 308-324 . Follis . Cyzicus mint

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