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E-auction 206-133771 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:25:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 298
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Galère. Frappe un peu faible au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELIX A-DV-ENTVS AVGG NN/ I|-// PKQ.
Reverse description : Africa (l’Afrique) drapée, debout à gauche, coiffée de la dépouille d’éléphant, tenant un vexillum de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; un scorpion à ses pieds à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felix Adventus Augustorum nostrorum”, (Pour l’heureuse arrivée de nos augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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