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Constantinus II GLORIA EXERCITVS; one standard

Obverse

Bust of Constantinus II right, laureate, cuirassed.

Lettering: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C 

Translation: 
Constantinus Jun (-ior) Nob (-ilissimus) C (-aesar):
"Constantinus the Youth, Most Noble Caesar".

Reverse

Two helmeted soldiers standing facing each other, each holding reversed spear with outer hand and leaning on shield with inner hand; between them, one standard.
Mintmark in exergue.

Lettering: 
GLORIA EXERCITVS 
CATOS 

Translation: 
Gloria Exercitus:
"Glory of the Army".

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SOLD Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

Licinius I was a comrade of emperor Galerius in the Tetrarchic period. Following the abdication of Diocletian and Maximianus, Licinius was raised to the rank of Augustus despite never having held the position of Caesar. After Maximinus II invaded his territories, Licinius marched against him and defeated him. Over the next few years, relations between Licinius and Constantine I deteriorated. Armed conflict broke out several times and Licinius was defeated. Only through the intervention of Licinius' wife, Constantine's sister, was his life spared. This was not to last, however. Shortly after this he was executed for additional political crimes against Constantine.

Fine, brown patina with thin green deposits, broad flan, small edge crack, 314 A.D.; obverse IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI, Sol standing half left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, globe in left hand.

SOLD Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

On 3 July 324, at Adrianople, Constantine defeated Licinius forcing him to retreat to Byzantium. Crispus destroyed Licinius' fleet at the Battle of Hellespont in the Dardanelles, allowing his father to cross over the Bosporus and besiege Licinius. On 18 September, Constantine I decisively defeated Licinius at the Battle of Chrysopolis and became sole emperor.

Obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right;

Reverse D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT / XX in two lines within wreath