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E-auction 27-8502 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 28 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 15:30:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 288
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Patine vert noir
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C DIOCLETIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Dioclétien à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant le scipio de la main droite (H2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Diocletianus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Dioclétien auguste).


Reverse legend : CONSERVATO-R AVGG// XXI(GAMMA).
Reverse description : Dioclétien en habit militaire debout à droite, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche, et sacrifiant sur un autel en présence de Jupiter nu debout à gauche, qui tient un sceptre de la main droite et une patère de la gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche.
Reverse translation : "Conservator Augustorum", (Le Protecteur des augustes).

Historical background


(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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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