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E-auction 252-175201 - brm_174340 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 109 €
Maximum bid : 110 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:13:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 20 novembre - 31 décembre
Date: 293
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Beau portrait. Joli revers. Usure superficielle. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la liste ROME 1003, n° 73

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP DIOCLETIANVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Dioclétien à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Diocletianus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Dioclétien pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI - AVGG./ -|-// I.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu jusqu'à la ceinture assis à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Augustorum”, (Au Jupiter des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. C’est le sixième exemplaire recensé. Prendra le numéro 533 e dans le Supplément III du Bastien.

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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