Follis - Licinius Ist DN LICINI INVICT AVG; Ticinum

Follis - Licinius Ist (DN LICINI INVICT AVG; Ticinum) -  obverseFollis - Licinius Ist (DN LICINI INVICT AVG; Ticinum) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Licinius I (308-324)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 320-321
Value Follis
Currency Argenteus, Reform of Diocletian (AD 293/301 – 310/324)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.2 g
Diameter 19.19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 168784
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC VII# 146
Patrick M. Bruun; 1966. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 7. Constantine I – Licinius (AD 313–337). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Laureate bust of Licinius facing right.

Lettering: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG

Translation:
Imp (-erator) Licinius Aug (-ustus) :
"The emperor Licinius, august".

Reverse

Lettering with votive wreath; mintmark and officina mark in exergue below wreath.

Lettering:
D N LICINI INVICT AVG
VOT XX
TT

Translation:
D (-omini) N(-ostri) Licini Invict (-i) Aug (-usti) Vot (-is) XX (= vicennalibus) :
"With wishes for the 20th anniversary of reign of our dear lord Licinius, unconquered, august".

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (320-321) TT Ticinum, 3rd officina

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