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E-auction 500-410412 - brm_600744 - DIOCLETIAN Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus

DIOCLETIAN Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:24:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus
Date: 297-298
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Dioclétien à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Caius Valerius Diocletianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Caius Valérien Dioclétien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VOT/ XX/ B.
Reverse description : Légende en trois lignes dans une couronne fermée.
Reverse translation : “Votis vicennalibus”, (Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Type rare que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente !.

Historical background


DIOCLETIAN

(20/11/284-1/05/305)

Augustus

Diocletian, born in 245 in Dalmatia (Split), is an Illyrian emperor. After having eliminated Aper, prefect of the praetorium, also father-in-law and assassin of Numérien, he put on the purple on November 20, 284. Fighting first against Carin, last son of Carus, he was beaten at Margus the following year. But Carin is assassinated and Diocletian alone remains august. He raised Maximian, a compatriot, to the rank of Caesar in November 285, then Augustus on April 1, 286. Diocletian had just created a new political regime, the dyarchy. Two emperors shared military and political power there, but Maximian remained subordinate to Diocletian. Diocletian places himself under the Jovian protection (of Jupiter) while Maximian is of Herculean essence (of Hercules). Diocletian spent the first ten years of his reign fighting in the East, while Maximian remained in the West. Diocletian is the first emperor of the Lower Empire, according to the expression of Gibbons, and the founder of the dominion.

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