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brm_540926 - DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus

DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus AU
120.00 €(Approx. 133.20$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 300-303
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,35 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Dioclétien. Joli revers de style fin. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : SACRA MONET AVGG - ET CAESS NOSTR/ -|-// ST..
Reverse description : Moneta (la Monnaie) debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Sacra Moneta Augustorum et Cæsarum Nostrorum”, (La Monnaie sacrée de nos augustes et de nos césars).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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