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E-auction 206-133775 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 35 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:27:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 307-308
Mint name / Town : Serdica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 42e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Valerius Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Galère Valère Maximien pieux heureux auguste.


Reverse legend : VIRTVTI E-XERCITVS/ *|(DELTA)// .SM.SD..
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) nu et casqué marchant à droite, le manteau flottant au vent, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un trophée de la main gauche reposant sur l’épaule.
Reverse translation : “Virtuti Exercitus”, (À la Virilité de l’armée).


Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. C’est la deuxième fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente pour l’atelier de Serdica qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


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

August (1/05/305-5/05/311)

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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