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Roman Empire

Ruler: Licinius II Caesar
Reigned: 317 - 324 AD
Denomination: Billon Follis
Mint: Alexandria
Date of Issue: 318-324 AD
Obverse: Helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear across right shoulder and shield on left arm. "D.N. VAL. LICIN. LICINIVS NOB. C."
Reverse: Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe in right hand, leaning on sceptre with left. Eagle holding wreath to left; captive to right. "IOVI CONSERVATORI"
Mint marks:
Reference: RIC VI 30, RCVM 15411
Weight: 3.2 gms
Nominal Weight: 3.2 gms
Diameter: 18.6 mm

LICINIUS II (Valerius Licinianus Licinius)

  • Valerius Licinianus Licinius was the son of Licinius I and Constantia, half sister of Constantine. He was born in 316.
  • The wars between Licinius senior and Constantine resulted in a treaty, which was signed at Serdica on 1st March 317. Constantine's sons Crispus and Flavius Claudius Constantinus (Constantine II)were proclaimed Caesars, as was Licinius junior.
  • War broke out agin in 324, resulting in Licinius and his co-emperor, Martinianus surrendering at Nicomedia on condition their lives were spared. They were, but not for long. In 325, Licinius senior and the 9 year old Licinius junior were both killed.

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