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brm_430987 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus XF
95.00 €(Approx. 111.15$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 302-303
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,77 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et épais. Joli portrait. Beau revers. Patine grise
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 : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ A|(GAMMA)// TR.
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 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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