Licinius I

Licinius I 308 – 324 A.D.

Licinius was a soldier and friend of Galerius. When Diocletian effected the Tetrarchy, Galerius became emperor of the East and he named his friend emperor of the West. Licinius cohabited the west with the usurper Maxentius whom he was unable to expel; his own rival Constantine I later getting the job done. When Galerius died in 311 Licinius moved out East becoming Galerius's successor and leaving the West to be squabbled between Maxentius and Constantine. Within another year Constantine would defeat Maxentius and Licinius the usurper Maximinus Daia. From then on Licinius and Constantine would be on-again...

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Licinius II 317 – 324 A.D.

Unfortunate son of Licinius who was forced into slavery and thereafter lost to history as a young boy upon Constantine's final defeat over Licinius and his court. AU Aureus RIC 42 (VII, Nicomedia), Depeyrot 31/2, C 38 Aureus Obv: DNVALLICINIVSNOBC - Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust facing. Rev: IOVICONSERVATORICAES Exe: SMN   AE3 RIC 11 (Cyzicus) AE3 Obv: DNVALLICINLICINIVSNOBC - Laureate bust left, draped, holding orb and scepter and mappa. Rev: IOVICONSERVATORICAESS Exe: //SMK - Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe and scepter. 317-320 (Cyzicus). $26 1/12/03.   RIC...

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