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brm_519469 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: début - 1er mars
Date: 293
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Jolie monnaie à l’usure superficielle. Beau revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
B.471 pl. XXXIV (8 ex.) - RIC.63  - C.362  - ROME 1/-  - Compas-

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, casqué et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite, avec pan de paludamentum vu de trois quarts en avant (C01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Diocletianus Augustus”, (L'empereur Dioclétien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAX - A-GG/ *|-// A.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant un rameau d'olivier de la main droite et une haste de la main gauche, appuyée sur son bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augustorum”, (La Paix des augustes).

Historical background


Diocletian

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

August

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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