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brm_676624 - GALERIUS Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus

GALERIUS Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus AU/XF
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Type : Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus
Date: 295-299
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,15 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un très joli buste de l’empereur et un joli revers bien détaillé. Une belle patine sombre
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Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Galère César à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Galerius Valerius Maximinus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Galère Valère Maximin très noble césar).


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MI-LITVM/ KA.
Reverse description : Maximin II et Jupiter debout face à face ; Maximin est debout à gauche, vêtu militairement et tenant un scipio de la main gauche ; Jupiter est à droite, nu, tenant un long sceptre de la main gauche et tendant un globe nicéphore à Maximin II.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

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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