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Live auction - brm_550727 - GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus

GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 90 €
Maximum bid : 93 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 15:00:47
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-310
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré. Joli buste, bien détaillé. Patine marron, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : GAL VALERIA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste, diadémé et drapé de Galéria Valéria à droite vu de trois quarts en avant posé sur un croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : "Galeria Valeria Augusta", (Galéria Valérie augusta).


Reverse legend : VENERI - VICTRICI/ U|B//SIS .
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).

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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