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E-auction 566-506975 - brm_728187 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 140 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:14:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 297-298
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 10,35 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli portrait de Galère. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère césar à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Valerius Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Galère Valère Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI// HT.
Reverse description : Genius (le 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 legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Historical background


GALERIUS

(1/03/293-5/05/311)

Caesar

Galère is of humble origin. Chosen as Caesar on March 1 or May 1, 293, he was subordinate to Diocletian to help him govern the East. Galerius suffered a crushing defeat in 296 against the Sassanids but the following year he defeated Narses. According to Lactantius, he was at the origin of the persecution of Christians in 302-303. During Diocletian's illness, he pushes the latter to abdicate. Diocletian and Maximian leave power on May 1, 305 to Galerius and Constance, who become augusts. The last six years of his life, he watched helplessly as the political regime created by Diocletian: the Tetrarchy crumbled. He died on May 5, 311 after having interrupted the persecution against Christians five days earlier..

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