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brm_363268 - GALERIUS Huitième de follis ou quinaire

GALERIUS Huitième de follis ou quinaire VF
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Type : Huitième de follis ou quinaire
Date: 302
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,29 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec un portrait de haut relief mais une usure marquée. Monnaie parfaitement centrée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)


Obverse legend : MAXIMI-ANVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galère César à gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar” (Maximien noble césar).


Reverse legend : SIC/ X/ SIC/ XX.
Reverse description : Dans une couronne de laurier.

Historical background


(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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