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brm_199343 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus VF
65.00 €(Approx. 73.45$ | 55.25£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 303-305
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,31 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière, sur un flan légèrement granuleux et ovale. Joli portrait. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Galère César à droite avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ S|F//PTR.
Reverse description : Genio (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 Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple Romain).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière lisses.

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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