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Live auction - brm_717361 - GALERIUS Follis

GALERIUS Follis AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 60 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 15:45:17
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Follis
Date: 300-301
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers de style fin. Métal piqué. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Maximianus Nobilissimus Caesar”, (Maximien Noble César).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN// Q(FOUDRE).
Reverse description : Moneta (la Monnaie) debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Sacra Moneta Urbis Augustorum et Caesarorum Nostrorum", (Monnaie Sacrée de la Ville de nos Augustes et Césars).

Historical background


GALÈRE

(1/03/293-5/05/311) Galerius Valerius Maximianus

Caesar (1/03/293-1/05/305)

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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