LICINIUS II, as Caesar
AE Follis. 3.1g, 19.8mm
MINTED: Trier mint, AD 320
REF: RIC VII Trier 272 (R3)
OBVERSE: LICINIVS-IVN NOB C, radiate, draped and curiassed bust right.
REVERSE: VIRTVS-EXERCIT, standard inscribed VOT/XX with two bound captives seated at its base; STR in exergue.
Almost Very Fine. Rare.
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 . "VIRTVS EXERCIT" . Rare
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