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E-auction 240-163290 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus MS/XF
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2017/11/20 14:25:30
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: printemps 290-291
Date: 290-291
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Portrait de toute beauté. Frappe faible et molle au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques. Conserve au droit son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :
B.364 pl. XXVI (15 ex.) - RIC.67 - C.- - ROME 1/71 - Compas226
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la trouvaille n° 1

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Dioclétien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Diocletianus Augustus”, (L'empereur Dioclétien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAX - A-VGG/ -|-// B.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un long sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augustorum”, (La Paix des augustes).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

Historical background


Diocletian

(20/11/284-1/05/305) Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus

August (20/11/284-1/05/305)

Diocletian, born in 245 in Dalmatia (Split), is an Illyrian emperor. It takes the purple after removing Aper, the praetorian prefect, stepfather and assassin Numerian, 20 November 284. Struggling against Carin first, last son of Carus, he was defeated at Margus the following year, but was assassinated and Carin Diocletian left alone august. He appoints Maximian, a compatriot, caesar in November 285 and august 1 April 286. It has created a new political regime, the diarchy where two emperors share the military and political power, but is still subject to Maximian Diocletian. Diocletian is placed under the protection Jovian (Jupiter) while Maximian is Herculean gasoline (Hercules). Diocletian spent the first ten years of his reign waging war in the East, while Maximian rest in the West. Diocletian was the first emperor of the Lower Empire, in the words of Gibbons, and founder of the dominat.

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