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E-auction 315-232850 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 29 April 2019 14:18:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-309
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers malgré une faiblesse à 12h. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Maximien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO AV-GVSTI/ (CROISSANT)|E// SIS.
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 ; dans le champ à gauche, un croissant surmonté d'une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Cette émission ne peut-être frappée en 310-311 au 1/60 L., mais plutôt au 1/48 L. avant cette date.

Historical background


GALÈRE

(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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