Constantine the Great coin





Licinius II
A.D. 317- 324











Trier

Licinius II

A.D. 320

18mm   2.6gm

LICINIVSIVN NOB C; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VIRTVS EXERCIT; Trophy standing on ground, captive seated on either side; ✶ in left side.

In ex. STR

RIC VII Trier 252

Licinius II VIRTVS EXERCIT Trier 252 trophy






Licinius II

A.D. 320

20mm   2.9gm

LICINIVS-IVN NOB C; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VIRTVS-EXERCIT; standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on ground on either side. Star in right field.

In ex. STR

RIC VII Trier –

 

This coin is unlisted in RIC with a star in the right field. Trier 256 has a star in the left field, but RIC doesn’t list any of this type with a star in the right field.



Licinius II VIRTVS EXERCIT from Trier Not
                        in RIC star in right field

Licinius II

A.D. 321

18x19mm 3.1gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.

BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS; globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX; above, three stars.

In ex. PTR

RIC VII Trier 310


Licinius II BEATA TRANQVILLITAS Trier 310



Arles

Licinius II

A.D. 317- 318

18x19mm   2.9gm

VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

IOVI CONSERVATORI; Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt and scepter; C/S across fields.

In ex. TARL

RIC VII Arles 142

Licinius II IOVI CONSERVATORI Arles 142

Licinius II

A.D. 320

18x20mm   2.2gm

LICINIV-S IVN N C; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VIRTVS E-XERCIT; standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on ground on either side.

In ex. PARL

RIC VII Arles 206

Licinius II VIRTVS EXERCIT Arles 206




Rome

Licinius II

A.D. 318-9

18x19mm    2.7gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V, in fields P/R.

in ex. RP

RIC VII Rome 154


Licinius II ROMAE AETERNAE Rome 154

Licinius II

A.D. 318-9

19mm    2.7gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V, in fields P/R.

in ex. RP

RIC VII Rome 154

Licinius II ROMAE AETERNAE Rome 154

Licinius II

A.D. 318-9

18x19mm    3.2gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V, in fields P/R.

in ex. RQ

RIC VII Rome 154


Licinius II ROMAE AETERNAE Rome 154

Licinius II

A.D. 318-9

18x20mm    3.4gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V, in fields P/R.

in ex. RQ

RIC VII Rome 154


Licinius II ROMAE AETERNAE Rome 154

Licinius II

A.D. 320- 312

18mm    2.4gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust.

CAESARVM NOSTRORVM surrounding wreath enclosing VOT V

In ex. R eros (in Greek) Q

RIC VII Rome 230

 

Part of this mint mark is a cryptogram, and is Greek for eros, which in Latin is amor. Amor and Roma are palindromes-- they read the same backward or forward.



Licinius II VOT V Rome 230

Licinius II

A.D. 318-19

17x19mm   1.8gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C, bust laureate, draped and cuirassed.

ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma std. r., shield in lap inscribed X/V, in fields P/R

in ex. RT

RICVII Rome 154


Licinius II ROMAE AETERNAE Rome 154



Ticinum

Licinius II

A.D. 319- 320

18mm   2.5gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped, Victory on globe in right hand, mappa in left hand.

VIRTVS-EXERCIT; Standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on ground on either side, in left field chi-rho.

in ex. ST

RIC VII Ticinum 119


Licinius II VIRTVS EXERCIT Ticinum 119

 

Licinius II

A.D. 319- 320

18x19mm   2.7gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; Laureate, draped, Victory on globe in right hand, mappa in left hand.

VIRTVS-EXERCIT; Standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on ground on either side, in left field Iota-Chi.

in ex. TT

RIC VII Ticinum 119


Licinius II VIRTVS EXERCIT Ticinum 119



Aquileia

Licinius II

A.D. 317

19x20mm   3.0gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, bust laureate, draped and cuirassed.

CONCORDIA AVGG NN, Concordia draped, standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

In ex. AQS

RIC VII Aquileia 12


Liciniius II CONCORDIA AVGG NN Aquileia 12



Siscia

Licinius II

A.D. 319- 320

19mm    3.1gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with an I.

In ex. ASIS *

RIC VII Siscia 98


Licinius II VICT LAETAE PRINC PERP Siscia
                        98

Licinius II

A.D. 319-20

19x20mm   2.5gm

LICINIV-S IVN NOB C; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

VICT • LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar inscribed with the letter I.

In ex. BSIS*

RIC VII Siscia 98


Licinius II VICT • LAETAE PRINC PERP Siscia
                        98



Thessalonica

Licinius II

A.D. 320

19mm     3.4gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES; laureate head right.

CAESARVM NOSTORVM surrounding wreath enclosing VOT V.

In ex. TSEVII

RIC VII Thessalonica 99

Licinius II VOT
                      V Thessalonica 99




Licinius II

A.D. 320- 321

17x19mm    2.8gm

LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

CAESARVM NOSTORVM surrounding wreath enclosing VOT V.

In ex. TSEVI

RIC VII Thessalonica 119


Licinius II VOT V Thessalonica 119



 Heraclea

Licinius II

A.D. 317

18x19mm 3.5gm

DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; laureate, draped, globe and sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand.

PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; campgate with three turrets and no doors.

in ex. MHT∆  

RIC VII Heraclea 19


Licinius II PROVIDENTIAE CAESS Heraclea 19




Licinius II

A.D. 318- 320

18mm   2.6gm

DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; laureate, draped, globe and sceptre in left hand, mappa in right hand.

PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; campgate with three turrets and no doors.

in ex. •SMHΔ 

RIC VII Heraclea 45


Licinius II PROVIDENTIAE CAESS Heraclea 45

Licinius II

A.D. 321-324

19x20mm    3.5gm

DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; helmeted, cuirassed, spear across right shoulder, shield on left arm.

IOVI CONS-ERVATORI; Jupiter standing l., chlamys across l. shoulder, leaning on eagle tipped-sceptre and holding Victory on globe in r. hand; eagle with wreath to l. on ground; to r., captive; in right field an X over II and an episemon. 

in ex.  SMHB 

RIC VII Heraclea 54 

 

 

"The last sign is clearly an episemon, epigraphically employed for S(emis) also."  (RIC VII p. 12)  Semis literally means half, and the semis coin was valued at half an as. The IOVI coins were issued as part of a coin reform by Licinius in his territories (mints of Heraclea, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antioch, and Alexandria) and were reduced in value  from 25 to 12 and a half.




Licinius II IOVI CONSERVATORI Heraclea 54



Nicomedia

Licinius II

A.D. 317- 320

18mm   2.9gm

D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, bust laureate, draped and cuirassed.

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe & leaning on scepter; palm branch in left field; • over B in right field.

in exergue SMN

RIC VII Nicomedia 34


Licinius II PROVIDENTIAE CAESS Nicomedia
                        34




Licinius II

A.D. 317- 320

17x18mm 3.0gm

D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, bust laureate, draped and cuirassed.

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe & leaning on scepter; palm branch in left field; • over Δ in right field.

in exergue SMN

RIC VII Nicomedia 34


Licinius II PROVIDENTIAE CAESS Nicomedia
                        34

Licinius II

A.D. 317- 320

19mm  3.3gm

D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, bust laureate, draped and cuirassed.

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe & leaning on scepter; palm branch in left field; • over Δ in right field.

in exergue SMN

RIC VII Nicomedia 34


Licinius II PROVIDENTIAE CAESS Nicomedia
                        34




Licinius II

A.D. 317- 320

17x18mm   2.4gm

D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, bust laureate, draped and cuirassed.

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe & leaning on scepter; palm branch in left field; dot over E in right field.

in exergue SMN

RIC VII Nicomedia 34