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brm_601035 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus MS
95.00 €(Approx. 114.95$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 289-290
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan parfaitement centré avec les grènetis visibles. Magnifique buste de Maximien Hercule. Revers finement détaillé. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés et de petites oxydations de surface. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Maximianus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Maximien pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PA-X - AVGG/ -|-// S.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augustorum”, (La Paix des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background


MAXIMIEN HERCULES

(10/12/285-02/310) Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus

Augustus I (1/04/286-1/05/305)

Maximian was born in Sirmium to 250. It has "low forehead, wrinkled face, nose trumpet, chin and thick neck, shaggy beard" after "Roman emperors", op. cit., p. 119. This description does not really resemble the portraits of argentei are stereotyped and not necessarily recognizable. He is chosen by Diocletian to assist him. It is first Caesar and august from April 286, and it is the foundation of the Dyarchie. Maximian moved to Trier and must fight against the barbarian invasions and the usurpation of Carausius in Britain. In 293, the creation of the Tetrarchy, he is assisted by Constantius. Diocletian forced Maximian to abdicate on 1 May 305. He resents retirement and will support his son Maxentius when it seizes Rome 28 October 306. He is back in august as 307 and helps Constantine to whom he gives his daughter Fausta in marriage. Maximian was forced to abdicate to the conference Carnuntum 11 November 308. One last time, he took the purple early 310 in Marseille before committing suicide or being murdered.

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