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E-auction 400-312291 - brm_539588 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 73 €
Maximum bid : 85 €
End of the sale : 14 December 2020 14:16:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: été
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,81 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste inhabituel de Galère. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Galère auguste à gauche, drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*11).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Maximien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI/ -|N// PLG.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie) debout à gauche, coiffé du modius, le Génie porte l’himation, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche ; autel dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Beau buste à gauche. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Un changement radical intervient dans la représentation du Génie au revers. Il est maintenant normalement revêtu de l’himation au lieu du manteau tombant sur l’épaule (paludamentum). Une autre innovation est l’apparition de lettres dans le champ à droite. Nous n’avons relevé aucune liaison de coin pertinente.

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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