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E-auction 67-32082 - brm_173494 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU/XF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:14:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: juillet 285 - 1er avril 286
Date: 285-286
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement ovale. Beau portrait. Frappe molle au revers. Patine marron foncé, légèrement granuleuse

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F 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 Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Caius Valère Dioclétien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT-ORIA AVG/ A|-// -.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une palme de la main gauche et brandissant une couronne de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l’auguste).

Commentary


Sans argenture. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Orientation des coins inhabituelle.

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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