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E-auction 123-65657 - DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus

DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 94 €
Maximum bid : 95 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:17:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 298-299
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Dioclétien avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine gris métallique avec des reflets marron glacé. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Dioclétien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Diocletianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Dioclétien pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : FORTVNAE RE-DVCI CAESS NN/ A|*// TR.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail posé sur un globe de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fortunae Reduci Caesarum Nostrorum”, (Au retour de la Fortune de nos césars).


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées..

Historical background


(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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