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brm_626107 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2022)
Price : 30.00 €
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 295-296
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 9,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré. Belle tête de Galère. Frappe brouillée au revers avec une paille de métal. Patine marron foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : GENIO AVGG ET - CAESARVM NN/ -|-// KA.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) coiffé du modius, 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 Augustorum et Cæsarum Nostrorum”, (Au Génie de nos augustes et de nos césars).


Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées.

Historical background


(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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