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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > The Tetrarchy > Licinius I > RT87231
Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Open civil war between Constantine and Licinius broke in 316 when Constantine invaded Licinius' Balkan provinces. Licinius fled to Adrianople where he collected a second army, under the command of Valerius Valens whom he raised to the rank of Augustus. Constantine defeated Licinius at the Battle of Campus Ardiensis, but the victory was indecisive. A treaty between Constantine and Licinius was concluded at Serdica on 1 March, 317. The peace lasted for about seven years.
RT87231. Billon follis, Hunter V 11 (also 2nd officina), RIC VII Trier 119, Cohen VII 49, SRCV IV 1594 var. (laureate and cuirassed only), Choice EF, excellent portrait, attractive green patina with red earthen highlighting, excellent centering and strike, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, weight 3.146g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, 316 A.D.; obverse IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse GENIO POP ROM (to the guardian spirit of the Roman people), Genio standing slightly left, head left, crown of city wall with gate, chest bare, himation over left shoulder around waist and over left arm, wearing fancy boots, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, T - F across fields, BTR in exergue; $80.00





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Roman Coins of Licinius I