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brm_480913 - GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus

GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus VF
110.00 €(Approx. 132.00$ | 95.70£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 309-310
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 6,52 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Patine vert foncé. Beau buste de Galéria Valéria. Usure régulière
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GAL VAL-ERIA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Galéria Valéria à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (L5).
Obverse translation : "Galeria Valeria Augusta", (Galéria Valéria augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENERI V-ICTRICI// -|-/ HT(DELTA).
Reverse description : Vénus drapée debout à gauche, tenant une pomme de la main droite et soulevant un pan de son vêtement de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Veneri Victrici", (À Vénus victorieuse).

Commentary


Portrait massif.

Historical background


Galeria VALERIA

(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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