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E-auction 331-246392 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU/XF
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2019/08/19 14:34:00
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 01/287
Date: 286-287
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré. Joli buste. Patine marron-gris
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IOVI CONSE-RV-AT AVGG/ -|-// XXI.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à gauche, avec le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : "Iovi Conservatori Augustorum", (À Jupiter le protecteur des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines.

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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