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brm_638872 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU
180.00 €(Approx. 203.40$ | 153.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 302 - mi 304
Date: 300 - mi 304
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,08 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Beau buste ainsi qu’un très joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMIANVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Galère césar à gauche drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*11).
Obverse translation : “Maximien Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI/ (AUTEL)|B// PLG.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie) debout à gauche, 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 Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Historical background


GALÈRE

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

Caesar (1/03/293-1/05/305)

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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