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brm_666271 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus AU/XF
60.00 €(Approx. 67.80$ | 51.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-309
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec une très jolie tête de l’empereur Galère au droit. Patine verte au droit et hétérogène au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère Maximien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Galère Maximien Pieux et Heureux Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO A-VGVSTI/ B|-// MKV.
Reverse description : Génius (le Génie) nu, debout à gauche, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule gauche, coiffé du modius, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l’Auguste).

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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