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Roman Empire, Billon Reduced Nummus of Licinius (AD 308-324) NGC Ch. XF

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Why add this ancient Roman Imperial Billon Reduced Nummus to your collection?

Licinius I was the 58th Emperor of the Roman Empire. His rule is characterized by constant competition with western ruler Constantine I, who ordered his execution following the Battle of Chrysopolis in A.D. 324. This Reduced Nummus, struck A.D. 308-324 at the Siscia Mint, is a silvered bronze coin measuring approximately 20 mm in diameter.

Imagery derived from Roman Mythology

The right facing laureate portrait of Emperor Licinius adorns the obverse, surrounded by the legend "IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG," which translates to "Commander Licinius: Pious, Happy Emperor."

The Roman God Jupiter (also known as Jove), is illustrated on the reverse, accompanied by an eagle at his feet, his primary sacred animal. The goddess Victory stands on a globe on his right hand, presenting a wreath to Jupiter, while he grasps a long scepter in his left hand, meant to represent Jupiter's identifying symbol of a thunderbolt. Inscribed "IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN" (to Jove the protector of our two Emperors), with the "SIS" Mint mark in exergue.

Choice Extremely Fine by NGC

This A.D. 308-324 Roman Emperor Licinius I Reduced Nummus is graded Choice Extremely Fine by theNumismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin specialists. This beautifully struck coin will exhibit characteristics similar to a coin earning a Sheldon Scale grade of 45, featuring complete details of design with visible wear evident on the highest surfaces.

Make this Roman Empire Billon Reduced Nummus the next addition to your ancient coin collection!

Year of Issue:AD 308-324
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. XF
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire