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E-auction 420-332142 - brm_659542 - DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus

DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 25 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 03 May 2021 14:31:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 302-303
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,65 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée sur un flan large, avec une jolie tête au droit. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : SACR MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR// -|VI// AQS.
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 Caesarum Nostrorum", (La Monnaie sacrée de nos augustes et de nos césars).

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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