Ancient Roman Bronze AE Follis c. 308-324 AD - LICINIUS

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Bronze Coin – AE Follis, Ancient Rome, c. 308-324 AD

Ruler: Licinius (co-Emperor with Constantine the Great)

Obv: "IMP LICINUS PF AVGG"  Laureate & cuirassed bust of Licinius, right

Rev:" GENIO POP ROM"  Genius of the Roman People, standing left with cornucopiae and paterae

Mint: Trier, struck 310-313 AD

(Sear-R15191), 24mm, 5.29gm

Licinius I (Latin: Gaius Valerius Licinianus Licinius Augustus)  was a Roman emperor from 308 to 324. For the majority of his reign he was the colleague and rival of Constantine I, with whom he co-authored the Edict of Milan that granted official toleration to Christians in the Roman Empire.

He was finally defeated at the Battle of Chrysopolis, before being executed on the orders of Constantine I, at which time the empire was again united.

  • Inventory Number: PA-3381