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brm_536168 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU
125.00 €(Approx. 140.00$ | 107.50£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: printemps 290 - 291
Date: 290-291
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan large, épais et bien centré. Très joli revers. Patine gris foncé avec une partie de l’argenture encore visible
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Dioclétien à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un globe de la main droite (H1).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Diocletianus Augustus”, (L'empereur Dioclétien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOV-I - A-VGG/ -|-// A.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle debout à gauche, détournant la tête à droite.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Augustorum”, (Au Jupiter des augustes).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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