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E-auction 302-221298 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 73 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2019 14:22:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 302 - mi 304
Date: 300 - mi 304
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 9,32 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Usure superficielle. Joli revers ainsi qu’un beau buste de Galère. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMIANVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Galère césar à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : “Maximien Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO PO-PVLI ROMANI/ (AUTEL)|B// PLG.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie) debout à gauche, 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 3. Cuirasse lisse. Épaulière palmée. Ptéryges fines.

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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