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E-auction 342-256662 - DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus

DIOCLETIAN Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 82 €
Maximum bid : 82 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:18:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 297-298
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré. Usure superficielle. Joli revers. Magnifique argenture recouverte d’une patine grise
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 : FELIX ADV-ENT AVGG NN/ I|-// PKA.
Reverse description : Africa (l’Afrique), drapée debout à gauche, la tête coiffée de la dépouille d’éléphant, tenant un étendard de la main droite et une corne d’éléphant de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, dépouille de lion tourné à droite.
Reverse translation : “Felix Adventus Augustorum Nostrorum”, (L’Heureuse arrivée de nos augustes).


Poids léger. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture !.

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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