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brm_338993 - GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus

GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus VF/XF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 62.25£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-310
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENERI V-ICTRICI/ *|B// .SM.TS..
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant une pomme de la main droite et un pan de son vêtement de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Veneri Victrici”, (À Vénus victorieuse).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait particulier avec un petit diadème et bandeau de métal.

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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