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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |The Tetrarchy| ▸ |Licinius II||View Options:  |  |  | 

Licinius Junior, Caesar 1 March 317 - 18 September 324 A.D.

Licinius Junior, son of Licinius I, was made Caesar while still a small child. He was deposed after his father's defeat and executed in 326 A.D.

|Licinius| |II|, |Licinius| |Junior,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |18| |September| |324| |A.D.||follis|
RIC lists this type only for Crispus but includes the following note: [Catalogue Gerin] records a hybrid obverse [Licinius II, our type]; not in [Vienna], but a pencil note concerning such a coin added to the handwritten [Otto] Voetter catalogue in [Vienna]. Obviously Voetter must have seen a coin of this description.
RL35064. Billon follis, cf. RIC Thessalonica VII, p 502, 20 (Crispus) note, and 22 (for obverse); Cohen -, nice VF, nicely centered, well struck, weight 2.570 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 317 - 318 A.D.; obverse LICINIVS IVN NOB CAESAR, laureate head right (small portrait); reverse PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS (in honor of the Prince of Youth), prince standing half right, in military dress, helmeted, spear in right hand, left hand rests on grounded shield, TSE in exergue; extremely rare; SOLD


|Licinius| |II|, |Licinius| |Junior,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |18| |September| |324| |A.D.||centenionalis|
The mappa was originally the white napkin dropped by an emperor or magistrate as a starting signal at the Circus. In late Roman iconography it came to be a used as one of the principal attributes of the consuls.
RL28380. Billon centenionalis, Hunter V 20 (also 4th officina), RIC VII Siscia 132 (R1), SRCV IV 15467, Choice EF, weight 3.372 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 320 A.D.; obverse LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust left, Victory on globe in right, mappa in left; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT (courage of the army), VOT X on vexillum, two captive seated back to back at base, captive on left with hands bound behind, captive on right looking up at vexillum, S - F/HL flanking across field, ∆SIS followed by star in crescent with horns up in exergue; scarce; SOLD


|Licinius| |II|, |Licinius| |Junior,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |18| |September| |324| |A.D.||centenionalis|
Licinius Junior, son of Licinius I, was made Caesar while still a small child. He was deposed after his father's defeat and executed in 326 A.D.
RL35063. Billon centenionalis, Hunter V 20 (also 4th officina), RIC VII Siscia 132 (R1), SRCV IV 15467, aEF, weight 2.929 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 320 A.D.; obverse LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust left, Victory on globe in right offering wreath, mappa in left; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT (courage of the army), VOT X on vexillum, two captive seated back to back at base, captive on left with hands bound behind, captive on right looking up at vexillum, S - F/HL flanking across field, ∆SIS followed by star in crescent with horns up in exergue; scarce; SOLD







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Bastien, P. Le Monnayage de l'Atelier de Lyon, De la Rforme Montaire de Diocltien la fermeture temporaire de l'Atelier en 316 (294 - 316). Numismatique Romaine XI. (Wetteren, 1980).
Bastien, P. Le monnayage de l'atelier de Lyon. De la rouverture de l'atelier en 318 la mort de Constantin (318 - 337). Numismatique Romaine XIII. (Wetteren, 1982).
Bruun, P. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. VII, Constantine and Licinius A.D. 313 - 337. (London, 1966).
Carson, R., P. Hill & J. Kent. Late Roman Bronze Coinage. (London, 1960).
Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappes sous l'Empire Romain, Vol. 7: Carausius to Constantine & sons. (Paris, 1888).
Depeyrot, G. Les monnaies d'or de Diocltien a Constantin I (284 - 337). (Wetteren, 1995).
Failmezger, V. Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism to Christianity, 294 - 364 A.D. (Washington D.C., 2002).
Paolucci, R. & A. Zub. La monetazione di Aquileia Romana. (Padova, 2000).
Robinson, A. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow, Vol. V. Diocletian (Reform) to Zeno. (Oxford, 1982).
Sear, D. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. IV...The Collapse of Paganism and the Triumph of Christianity, Diocletian To Constantine I, AD 284 - 337. (London, 211).
Voetter, O. Die Mnzen der romischen Kaiser, Kaiserinnen und Caesaren von Diocletianus bis Romulus: Katalog der Sammlung Paul Gerin. (Vienna, 1921).

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