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brm_786436 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus AU/XF
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 293-294
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,41 g.
Officine: 7e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Très beau buste de l’empereur aux jolis détails. Revers bien lisible. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Dioclétien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Caius Valerius Diocletianus Augustus", (Empereur César Caius Valerius Dioclétien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MILI-TVM/ A// XXI.
Reverse description : Dioclétien, recevant un globe nicéphore de Jupiter debout face à face. Dioclétien est debout à gauche, lauré, vêtu militairement, tenant le scipio de la main gauche et Jupiter nu debout à droite, le manteau sur les épaules, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Concordia Militum", (La Concorde des Armées).

Historical background


Diocletian

(20/11/284-1/05/305)

August

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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