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brm_681580 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU/XF
60.00 €(Approx. 68.40$ | 49.80£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 293-294
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,64 g.
Officine: 8e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Métal légèrement piqué. Joli buste de Dioclétien. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

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 avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Caius Valerius Diocletianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Caius Valerius Dioclétien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILI-TVM/ H/ XXI.
Reverse description : L’empereur et Jupiter debout face à face ; Dioclétien est à gauche, tenant un sceptre court de la main gauche et recevant un globe nicéphore de Jupiter, nu debout à droite, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

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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