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E-auction 377-289367 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus XF/VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:23:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: fin
Date: 286
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,67 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière au droit, plus marquée au revers. Patine marron foncé, piquée au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS 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 Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Caius Valère Dioclétien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSE-R 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).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

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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