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brm_570905 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 169.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 300-301
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan épais et centré. Portrait de style fin. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Valerius Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Galère Valère Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ -|A// ANT*.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout de face, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère dont la liqueur se déverse de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du peuple romain).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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