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bpv_524972 - DIOCLETIAN Tétradrachme

DIOCLETIAN Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,36 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Dioclétien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse legend : A K G OUAL DIOKLETIANOS SEB. (Autokrator Kaisaros Galerios Oualerios DiokletianoV SebastoV).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar galère Valère Dioclétien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L - B.
Reverse description : Dikaiosyne debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (An 2).

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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