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Licinius Junior, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Thessalonica was founded around 315 B.C. by Cassander, King of Macedonia, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a daughter of Philip II and a half-sister of Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C. it became the capital of the Macedonia Secunda and in 146 B.C. it was made the capital of the whole Roman province of Macedonia. Due to its port and location at the intersection of two major Roman roads, Thessalonica grew to become the most important city in Macedonia. Thessalonica was important in the spread of Christianity; the First Epistle to the Thessalonians written by Paul the Apostle is the first written book of the New Testament.
RL74510. Silvered follis
, RIC VII Thessalonica
79 (R2), Cohen VII
68, SRCV IV
15475, Hunter V
-, VF, well centered
, much silvering
, scratches, 1st officina
) mint, weight
2.570g, maximum diameter
19.1mm, die axis
, 320 A.D.; obverse
LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES
, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
left; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT
(courage of the army), vexillum
inscribed VOT XX
in two lines, two bound captives seated back to back at base, S - F
flanking ensign, ?TS?A? in exergue
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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