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Licinius II AE3 Follis

000_2536.JPG000_2533.JPG000_2532.JPG000_2531.JPG000_2530.JPG000_2529.JPG000_2528.JPG000_2527.JPG000_2525.JPG000_2524.JPG000_2523.JPG000_2520.JPG000_2519.JPGLicinius II AE3 Follis, Caesar AD 317-324, minted at Siscia AD 320-321, RIC VII, 162; Van Meter 3 but with obverse legend 2, Obverse: laureate bust of Licinius II facing right, LICINIVS IVN NOB C, Reverse: VOT V enclosed within a wreath, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, ASIS* in exergue, very light chocolate brown/very light green combination patina evenly throughout the coin that is very lovely, a superb and sharp portrait of the young Licinius, very detailed wreath on the reverse with its inscription, full and crisply clear legends on both sides of the coin, hairline flan crack at seven o’clock on the obverse, no detraction in my opinion and certainly of no consequence to the integrity of the coin, a well centered and struck coin with lovely patina and pin sharp details, graded Near EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and a coin rated as scarce, Asking price: $112 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2516.JPG

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Licinius II AE18

000_2237.JPG000_2236.JPG000_2180.JPG000_2179.JPG000_2243.JPG000_2241.JPG000_2178.JPG000_2175.JPG000_2174.JPG000_2235.JPG000_2234.JPG000_2232.JPG000_2230.JPG000_2185.JPG000_2244.JPG000_2173.JPG000_2172.JPGLicinius II AE18, Caesar 317-324, SR 3814; Van Meter 3 but with obverse legend 5, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Licinius II facing right, LICINIVS NOB CAES, Reverse: VOT V within a wreath, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, QA in exergue, lovely medium dark chocolate brown patina, wonderful and sharp portrait in high relief of little Licininus Junior, full and clear obverse legend, middle part of NOSTRORVM off the flan, otherwise the legend is clear, very difficult coin for me to photograph, it is much sharper in hand than I was able to capture on camera (almost wrote “film,” showing my age!), a lovely coin graded “Choice VF and scarce” by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price: $95 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2171.JPG

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Licinius II AE3 Follis

000_2149.JPG000_2148.JPG000_2147.JPG000_2145.JPG000_2144.JPG000_2141.JPG000_2140.JPG000_2139.JPG000_2138.JPG000_2137.JPG000_2134.JPG000_2133.JPG000_2132.JPGLicinius II AE3 Follis, Caesar AD 317-324, struck at Cyzicus AD 321-324, RIC 18 (R1); Van Meter 5, 20 mm, 2.4 gms, Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust of Licinius II facing left, holding a shield and a spear over his shoulder, DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, flanked by an eagle and a captive at his feet, holding Victory in his upraised right palm and a scepter in his left hand, IOVI CONSERVATORI, in right field above the captive is X over III, SMK (Delta) in exergue, lovely coin with very light green/brown patina combined with a sandy/desert patina, a beautiful combination in contrasts, wonderful and detailed portrait of little Licinius Junior, detailed and very busy reverse with all sorts of motifs and devices very clear, full and clear legends on both sides, graded VF/VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who remarks of it: “A scarcer bronze of the son of Licinius who served as Caesar under his father.” A lovely little gem that deserves at least this grade, and is a testament to the very young son of Licinius whose fate is probably pretty clear but still a bit mysterious. After Licinius Senior made his ill-fated pact with Constantine in AD 313 and his marriage to Constantine’s half sister Constantia in celebration of it and his subsequent defeat of Maximinus II in the same year, he and Constantine existed in a cold war state for many years punctuated by skirmishes and battles that led finally to Licinius’s surrender in AD 324. In those times there was no secure retirement plan and pension, despite promises by Constantine, and Licinius was executed not long after. His young son Licinius Junior is thought to have met the same fate, though it seems that the boy was Constantine’s own half-nephew. Asking price: $92 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2131.JPG

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Licinius II Follis/AE3

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