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brm_912455 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU
100.00 €(Approx. 107.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 303-305
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,72 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais et centré. De très jolis détails. Usure fine et régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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 : “Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Maximien très noble césar).


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ S|F// PTR.
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).


Poids lourd.

Historical background




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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