LICINIUS II, as Caesar
AE Follis. 2.24g, 19.1mm
MINTED: Antioch mint, AD 317-320
REF: RIC VII Antioch 29 (R1)
OBVERSE: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and globe and sceptre.
REVERSE: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, captive kneeling left at his feet; Γ in right field, SMANT in exergue.
Almost Very Fine. Black patina, somewhat rough surfaces.
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 . "Jupiter and captive"
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