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Roman Empire, Billon Reduced Nummus of Licinius I (AD 308-324) NGC Ch. VF - Sand Patina

Roman Empire, Billon Reduced Nummus of Licinius I (AD 308-324) NGC Ch. VF - Sand Patina
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Why purchase this Billon Reduced Nummus of Roman Emperor Licinius I?

The Reduced Nummus struck during the 4th Century of the Roman Empire was a bronze coin coated with a silver wash, having a weight of about 4.3 grams, and a diameter range of 17-21 mm. This Reduced Nummus was struck for Emperor Licinius I during his reign from AD 308-324. Licinius is known for co-authoring the Edict of Milan in AD 313 with Constantine I, putting an end to the persecution of Christians by the Emperor.

Roman Imperial Reduced Nummus Imagery

The obverse features the laureate portrait of Emperor Licinius, surrounded by the legend "IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG," which translates as "Commander Licinius: Pious, Happy Emperor." The God Jupiter (Jove) is depicted on the reverse, an image meant to convey the god's protection of the Emperor.

Ancient Bronze Coin Graded Choice Very Fine

Graded Ch. VF, Choice Very Fine (Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35), this ancient coin will feature nearly complete design details with noticeable wear on the coin's highest surfaces. This Billon Reduced Nummus struck AD 308-324 for Roman Emperor Licinius I was graded by the ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, NGC Ancients. Enclosed in a protective NGC holder, the coin's certification label notes the unique sand patina, confirming that the finish is a naturally occurring result of a long period of burial in sandy soil.

This Billon Reduced Nummus of Roman Emperor Licinius I with a distinctive sand patina will be a sensational addition to your coin collection!


Year of Issue:AD 308-324
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF