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E-auction 566-506961 - brm_519469 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 106 €
Maximum bid : 145 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:09:20
bidders : 8 bidders
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)

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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