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E-auction 349-263039 - GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus

GALERIA VALERIA Follis ou nummus XF/AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:22:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308-309
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Frappe molle au droit. Très joli revers de style fin. Belle patine vert clair
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : VENERI V-ICTRICI/ (DELTA)|-// MKV.
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).

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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