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brm_444182 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus MS/AU
100.00 €(Approx. 119.00$ | 89.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-310
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,39 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe monnaie frappée sur un flan large. Joli portrait et beau revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Galère Maximien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO IMP-ERATORIS/ B|-// MKV.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout de face, coiffé du modius, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Imperatoris”, (Au Génie de l'empereur).

Commentary


Au revers les lettres MKV sont pour monnaie de Cyzique, “M(oneta) KV(zika).

Historical background


GALÈRE

(1/03/293-5/05/311) Galerius Valerius Maximianus

August (1/05/305-5/05/311)

Galley was of humble origin. Chosen as Caesar March 1 or May 1 293, it is subject to Diocletian to help govern the East. Galley suffered a crushing defeat in 296 against the Sassanids, but the following year he defeated Narses. According to Lactantius, it is the cause of the persecution of Christians in 302-303. During the illness of Diocletian, he pushes it to abdicate. Diocletian and Maximian leave office on May 1 305 Galerius and Constantius become august. The last six years of his life, he will helplessly the disintegration of the political system created by Diocletian Tetrarchy. He died May 5 after stopping 311, five days before the persecution against Christians.

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