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brm_668526 - GALERIUS Follis ou nummus

GALERIUS Follis ou nummus XF/AU
75.00 €(Approx. 85.50$ | 63.00£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 307-308
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli revers. Patine grise, tachée au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Galère auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Valerius Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Valerius Maximien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ S|A// PTR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout de face, coiffé du modius, nu, drapé autour des hanches, 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).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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