ANCIENT BRONZE COIN PENDANT OF EMPEROR LICINIUS
ROMAN PERIOD, 308 – 324 AD
Obverse: Laureate head right
Reverse: Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, eagle with wreath left.
Nicely set on sterling silver pendant
Length: 3 cm
Found in Samaria north of Jerusalem, Israel
Licinius was a tough Illyrian soldier and, in the eyes of Galerius, an ideal choice for emperor in the West.
From A. D. 313 until 324, both Licinius and Constantine ruled the Roman Empire as Augusti.
Licinius' wife Constantia, who was also Constantine’s sister
In A. D. 324, Constantine and Licinius fought two battles after Licinius chased some barbarians into Constantine's territories.