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E-auction 363-276035 - GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus

GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 102 €
Maximum bid : 115 €
End of the sale : 30 March 2020 14:32:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,84 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste de Galéria Valéria. Revers de style fin. Belle patine vert olive foncé
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/ (DELTA)|* // MKV.
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).

Commentary


Poids léger. Diadème perlé dans les cheveux.
Ce type de revers est réservé au monnayage de Galéria Valéria, qui, par ailleurs, est la seule impératrice représentée sur le monnayage de la Tétrarchie. Pour cette émission, la quatrième officine est la seule à battre monnaie au nom de Galéria Valéria.

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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