LICINIUS II, as Caesar
AE Follis. 3.69g, 19.4mm
MINTED: Heraclea mint, AD 318-320
REF: RIC VII Heraclea 41 (R2)
OBVERSE: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, laureate, draped bust left holding globe, sceptre and mappa.
REVERSE: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate with 5 layers, 3 turrets with dots above; SMHΔ in exergue.
Almost Very Fine.
Licinius II, or Licinius Junior, was the son of Licinius I. He was just 20 months old when he was given the title Caesar in 317. In 325, his father was executed by rival co-emperor, Constantine I, and the following year, Constantine had Licinius Junior was killed as well despite the fact that he was the son of Constantine's half-sister, Constantia.
LICINIUS II, as Caesar . AD 317-324 . Follis
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