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brm_616970 - GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus

GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus AU
220.00 €(Approx. 239.80$ | 182.60£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 6,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau buste ainsi qu’un joli revers de style fin. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : GAL VAL-ERIA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Galéria Valéria à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant avec une grande mèche encadrant la coiffure (L5).
Obverse translation : "Galeria Valeria Augusta", (Galéria Valérie Augusta).


Reverse legend : VENERI - VICTRICI/ X|K/ -|A// ALE.
Reverse description : Vénus debout de face regardant à gauche, tenant une pomme de la main droite et un pan de son vêtement de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Veneri Victrici", (À Vénus victorieuse).

Historical background


(315) Galeria Valeria

Diocletian's daughter, wife of Galerius - Augusta (308-311)

Galeria Valeria is the daughter of Diocletian and Galerius Maximian adopting 293, Diocletian made him marry his daughter. It appears on the coinage after the conference of Carnuntum (11/11/308) but it disappears after her husband's death in 311. She remained under the protection of Maximin Daia II. After the latter's death in 313, she had to flee, and Licinius was the murder two years later.

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