Licinius I. AD 308-324. Æ Follis
Licinius I. AD 308-324. Æ Follis (23mm, 5.50 g, 11h). Alexandria mint, 2nd officina. Struck late AD 308-310. Laureate head right / Genius standing left, holding patera, from which liquor flows, and cornucopia; K|B/P//ALE. RIC VI 101b. EF.
Size 23 mm
Valerius Licinianus Licinius (c. 265 – 325) was Roman emperor from 308 to 324. For most of his reign he was the colleague and rival of Constantine I, with whom he co-authored the Edict of Milan, AD 313, that granted official toleration to Christians in the Roman Empire. He was finally defeated at the Battle of Chrysopolis (AD 324), and was later executed on the orders of Constantine I.