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E-auction 373-285656 - brm_589646 - DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Aurelianus XF/AU
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 08 June 2020 14:28:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 01/287
Date: 286-287
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan échancré à six heures au revers, court sur la marque d’exergue. Patine marron
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 CONSER-VAT 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 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)

Augustus

Diocletian, born in 245 in Dalmatia (Split), is an Illyrian emperor. After having eliminated Aper, prefect of the praetorium, also father-in-law and assassin of Numérien, he put on the purple on November 20, 284. Fighting first against Carin, last son of Carus, he was beaten at Margus the following year. But Carin is assassinated and Diocletian alone remains august. He raised Maximian, a compatriot, to the rank of Caesar in November 285, then Augustus on April 1, 286. Diocletian had just created a new political regime, the dyarchy. Two emperors shared military and political power there, but Maximian remained subordinate to Diocletian. Diocletian places himself under the Jovian protection (of Jupiter) while Maximian is of Herculean essence (of Hercules). Diocletian spent the first ten years of his reign fighting in the East, while Maximian remained in the West. Diocletian is the first emperor of the Lower Empire, according to the expression of Gibbons, and the founder of the dominion.

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