Obverse legend : MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère Maximien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Maximianus Nobilissimus Caesar”, (Maximien très Noble César).
Reverse legend : SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR/ -|-// ST..
Reverse description : Moneta (la Monnaie) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Sacra Moneta Augustorum et Caesarum Nostri”, (Monnaie Sacrée de nos Augustes et de nos Césars).
(1/03/293-5/05/311) Galerius Valerius Maximianus
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.