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E-auction 450-362311 - DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus

DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus VF/XF
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-310
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,00 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,13 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers, avec un joli revers bien détaillé. Patine verte et sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste consulaire à droite avec la trabea, tenant de la main droite une branche d'olivier et de la gauche la mappa (H*5).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Diocletiano Beatissimo”, (Notre seigneur le plus heureux Dioclétien).


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIA DEORVM/ A/ KP// ALE.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) et Quies (la Quiétude) debout face à face ; la Providence est debout à gauche tournée à droite, drapée, levant la main droite ; la Quiétude est debout à droite tournée à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum”, (La Providence des dieux).

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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