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brm_665348 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus XF
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: fin
Date: 286
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan large, avec un joli revers bien détaillé. Elle a conservé une bonne partie de son argenture, patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Dioclétien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Caius Valerius Diocletianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Caius Valère Dioclétien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSER AVGG/ -|B// -.
Reverse description : Jupiter debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche ; à ses pieds, un aigle debout à gauche, tournant la tête à droite.
Reverse translation : "Iovi Conservatori Augustorum", (À Jupiter le conservateur des augustes).

Historical background


DIOCLETIAN

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

Augustus

Diocletian, born in 245 in Dalmatia (Split), is an Illyrian emperor. After having eliminated Aper, prefect of the praetorium, also father-in-law and assassin of Numérien, he put on the purple on November 20, 284. Fighting first against Carin, last son of Carus, he was beaten at Margus the following year. But Carin is assassinated and Diocletian alone remains august. He raised Maximian, a compatriot, to the rank of Caesar in November 285, then Augustus on April 1, 286. Diocletian had just created a new political regime, the dyarchy. Two emperors shared military and political power there, but Maximian remained subordinate to Diocletian. Diocletian places himself under the Jovian protection (of Jupiter) while Maximian is of Herculean essence (of Hercules). Diocletian spent the first ten years of his reign fighting in the East, while Maximian remained in the West. Diocletian is the first emperor of the Lower Empire, according to the expression of Gibbons, and the founder of the dominion.

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