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E-auction 314-231652 - GALERIUS Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus

GALERIUS Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:21:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus
Date: 295-296
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Patine verte. Usure régulière et flan bien centré. Beau buste
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Galère césar à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Galerius Valerius Maximianus Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Galère Valère Maximien très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MIL - ITVM// HA.
Reverse description : L'empereur et Jupiter debout face à face ; Galère est debout à gauche tourné à droite, tenant un sceptre court de la main gauche et recevant un globe nicéphore de Jupiter, nu debout à droite tourné à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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