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

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Why purchase this ancient Roman Billon Reduced Nummus of Licinius I?

Licinius I, Roman Emperor from A.D. 308-324, co-authored the Edict of Milan in A.D. 313 with Constantine I. This proclamation granted official toleration to Christians in the Roman Empire. This Reduced Nummus, struck from billon (silver plated bronze), depicts imagery of Jupiter, the Roman God of the sky and thunder, who was the chief deity of the Roman religion during the eras of the Roman Republic and Empire, prior to its conversion to Christianity.

Commemorative imagery

Featured on the obverse is the right-facing image of Emperor Licinius, cuirassed, and adorned with a wreath of laurel, accompanied by the inscription "IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG," representing "Commander Licinius: Pious, Happy Emperor."

The reverse depicts a cloaked Jupiter, standing facing left, grasping a long scepter in his left hand. The goddess Victory stands on a globe on Jupiter's outstretched right hand, offering him a wreath, while a magnificent eagle stands at his feet with a wreath in its beak. Inscribed "IOVI CONSERVATORI", meaning "to Jupiter the protector." "SIS" in exergue, the Mint mark of Siscia Mint.

Graded Extra Fine by NGC Ancients

This Roman Imperial Billon Reduced Nummus of Licinius I, struck A.D. 308-324 is graded Extra Fine by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) ancient coin grading division, NGC Ancients. The coin exhibits complete design details and lettering, slightly flattened high points, with traces of original Mint luster.

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