Licinius II (AD 317 - AD 324)

Valerius Licinianus Licinius or Licinius II was the son of Roman emperor Licinius. He nominally served as Caesar in the eastern empire from 317 to 324 A.D while his father was Augustus. His mother was Licinius' wife Flavia Julia Constantia. After his father's defeat to Constantine, Licinius II was forced into slavery and thereafter lost to history.

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Licinius II 'Jupiter' AE Follis 020208

Very Rare Licinius II 'Jupiter' AE Follis
Bronze, 3.07 grams, 18.36 mm. Cyzicus. 317-320 AD. Obverse: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, laureate, draped bust left, holding globe, mappa and sceptre. Reverse: IOVI CONSER-VATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre. Wreath in left field, Gamma in right field, mintmark SMK in exergue. RIC VII Cyzicus 11 (R3); cf Sear 3815. Very fine/extremely fine.

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Licinius II 'Jupiter' AE Follis 020208

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