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brm_626487 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU/AU
400.00 €(Approx. 468.00$ | 344.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 311
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,97 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire pour ce type, bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine gris foncé

Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVO MAXIMIANO.
Obverse description : Tête voilée de Galère Maximien à droite (K°).
Obverse translation : “Divo Maximiano”, (Au divin Maximien Galère).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MEM DIVI M-AXIMIANI/ -|(GAMMA)// .SM.TS..
Reverse description : Temple à fronton circulaire surmonté d'un aigle, les portes fermées.
Reverse translation : “Memoriæ Divi Maximiani”, (À la mémoire du divin Maximien).

Commentary


Ce follis, en 1888, cotait 50 francs or soit le prix d’un aureus de Néron ou de Vespasien.

Historical background


GALÈRE

(+5/05/311)

Consecration of Licinius I.

Galerius died in terrible suffering Lactantius attributes to the wrath of God to punish him for his role in the great persecution against the Christians. Galley was not late. Only Licinius I and Maxentius returned them his memory. After removal of Maxentius, Licinius, approaching Constantine, broke the last ties that bound Galerius. Galeria Valeria, wife of Galerius and Diocletian's wife, driven by Licinius, found refuge with Maximin Daia II who was preparing to face Licinius. Maximin, fought on April 30 Tzirallum died at Tarsus during the summer 313. Shortly after, Galeria Valeria will be liquidated at the instigation of Licinius.

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