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E-auction 417-328431 - GALERIUS Aurelianus

GALERIUS Aurelianus XF/VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 12 April 2021 14:34:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 303
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan ovale avec un joli buste de l’empereur. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Galère César à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Valerius Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Galère Valère Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOT/ X/ FK.
Reverse description : Dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Votis decennalibus”, (Voeux pour les dix ans).

Historical background


GALÈRE

(1/03/293-5/05/311) Galerius Valerius Maximianus

Caesar (1/03/293-1/05/305)

Galley was of humble origin. Chosen as Caesar March 1 or May 1 293, it is subject to Diocletian to help govern the East. Galley suffered a crushing defeat in 296 against the Sassanids, but the following year he defeated Narses. According to Lactantius, it is the cause of the persecution of Christians in 302-303. During the illness of Diocletian, he pushes it to abdicate. Diocletian and Maximian leave office on May 1 305 Galerius and Constantius become august. The last six years of his life, he will helplessly the disintegration of the political system created by Diocletian Tetrarchy. He died May 5 after stopping 311, five days before the persecution against Christians.

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