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E-auction 324-240414 - DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus

DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:26:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 305-306
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 6,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré. Usure importante. Toutefois la monnaie reste parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N DIOCLETIANO BEATISSIMO SEN AVG.
Obverse description : Buste consulaire de Dioclétien à droite avec la trabea, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et la mappa de la main gauche (H*5).
Obverse translation : “Domino Nostro Diocletiano Beatissimo Senior Augusti”, (À notre seigneur Dioclétien très heureux auguste le plus ancien).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG/ T|F// PLG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) et Quies (le Repos) debout face à face. La Providence est debout à gauche tournée à droite, drapée, levant la main droite. Le Repos est debout à droite tourné à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum Quies Augustorum”, (La Providence divine le Repos des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Diocletian

(20/11/284-1/05/305) Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus

after the abdication (305-307)

Diocletian forced his colleague Maximian to abdicate on 1 May 305, Galerius and Constantius became august august and two former receiving securities Beatissimo and Felicissimo. Maximian retired to his estates in Italy. He accepted his evil plans and resumed service to help his son Maxentius, after 306, before falling out with him the following year. Diocletian as "Senior Augusti", organized the conference the last chance to save the Tetrarchy at Carnuntum 11 November 308. He then retired to Salona (Split) where he died in 313 or 316, may be killed.

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